FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1954

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The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1954 took place February 13-21, 1954 in Falun, Sweden. These were the first races where women competed with events in the 10 km and 3 x 5 km relay. It also saw the 18 km reduced to 15 km in men's cross-country along with the return of the 30 km which was last held in 1926. The Nordic combined saw the ski jump held first with the cross-country distance reduced to 15 km as well. The Soviet Union also debuted in these championships as well.

Men's cross-country[edit]

15 km[edit]

February 16, 1954

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Veikko Hakulinen (FIN)
Silver  Arvo Viitanen (FIN)
Bronze  August Kiuru (FIN)

30 km[edit]

February 18, 1954

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Vladimir Kuzin (URS)
Silver  Veikko Hakulinen (FIN)
Bronze  Martti Lautala (FIN)

Vladimir Kuzin was the first person from the Soviet Union to win an event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.

50 km[edit]

February 20, 1954

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Vladimir Kuzin (URS)
Silver  Veikko Hakulinen (FIN)
Bronze  Arvo Viitanen (FIN)

4 × 10 km relay[edit]

February 21, 1954

Medal Team Time
Gold  Finland (August Kiuru, Tapio Mäkelä, Arvo Viitanen, Veikko Hakulinen)
Silver  Soviet Union (Nikolay Koslov, Fyodor Terentyev, Aleksey Kuznetsov, Vladimir Kuzin)
Bronze  Sweden (Sune Larsson, Sixten Jernberg, Arthur Olsson, Per-Erik Larsson)

Women's cross-country[edit]

10 km[edit]

February 19, 1954

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Lyubov Kozyreva (URS)
Silver  Siiri Rantanen (FIN)
Bronze  Mirja Hietamies (FIN)

Kozyreva was the first woman to win at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.

3 × 5 km relay[edit]

February 21, 1954

Medal Team Time
Gold  Soviet Union (Lyubov Kozyreva, Margarita Maslennikova, Valentina Tsaryova)
Silver  Finland (Sirkka Polkunen, Mirja Hietamies, Siiri Rantanen)
Bronze  Sweden (Anna-Lisa Eriksson, Märta Nordberg, Sonja Edström)

Men's Nordic combined[edit]

Individual[edit]

February 13, 1954

Medal Athlete Points
Gold  Sverre Stenersen (NOR)
Silver  Gunder Gundersen (NOR)
Bronze  Kjetil Mårdalen (NOR)

Men's ski jumping[edit]

Individual large hill[edit]

February 15, 1954

Medal Athlete Points
Gold  Matti Pietikäinen (FIN)
Silver  Veikko Heinonen (FIN)
Bronze  Bror Östman (SWE)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 4 1 0 5
2  Finland 3 6 4 13
3  Norway 1 1 1 3
4  Sweden 0 0 3 3

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