FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1989

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Official poster for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1989.

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1989 took place 17–26 February 1989 in Lahti, Finland, for a record fifth time (1926, 1938, 1958, 1978). The women's 5 km was not held after being reintroduced in the previous championships. These championships featured separate races of men's 15 km and women's 10 km both in the classical technique and in the freestyle technique. Additionally, the women's 15 km event debuted and the women's 20 km event was lengthened to 30 km.

Men's cross-country[edit]

15 km classical[edit]

22 February 1989

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Harri Kirvesniemi (FIN) 42:40.7
Silver  Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass (NOR) 42:44.0
Bronze  Vegard Ulvang (NOR) 43:08.4

15 km freestyle[edit]

20 February 1989

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Gunde Svan (SWE) 40:39.6
Silver  Torgny Mogren (SWE) 41:02.9
Bronze  Lars Håland (SWE) 41:10.3

30 km classical[edit]

18 February 1989

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Vladimir Smirnov (URS) 1:24:56.9
Silver  Vegard Ulvang (NOR) 1:25:03,6
Bronze  Christer Majbäck (SWE) 1:25:09,8

50 km freestyle[edit]

26 February 1989

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Gunde Svan (SWE) 2:15:24.9
Silver  Torgny Mogren (SWE) 2:16:09.2
Bronze  Alexey Prokurorov (URS) 2:16:18.8

4 × 10 km relay[edit]

24 February 1989

Medal Team Time
Gold  Sweden (Christer Majbäck, Gunde Svan, Lars Håland, Torgny Mogren) 1:40:12.1
Silver  Finland (Aki Karvonen, Harri Kirvesniemi, Kari Ristanen, Jari Räsänen) 1:40:13.6
Bronze  Czechoslovakia (Ladislav Švanda, Martin Petrásek, Radim Nyč, Václav Korunka) 1:40:13.7

Among the 19 relay teams competing were Australia, Denmark, Greece, and the Netherlands.

Women's cross-country[edit]

10 km classical[edit]

19 February 1989

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi (FIN) 29:19.0
Silver  Pirkko Määttä (FIN) 30:12.2
Bronze  Marjo Matikainen (FIN) 30:12.9

10 km freestyle[edit]

17 February 1989

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Yelena Välbe (URS) 27:04.5
Silver  Marjo Matikainen (FIN) 27:36.7
Bronze  Tamara Tikhonova (URS) 27:58.8

15 km classical[edit]

21 February 1989

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Marjo Matikainen (FIN) 47:46.6
Silver  Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi (FIN) 47:48.6
Bronze  Pirkko Määttä (FIN) 48:20.8

30 km freestyle[edit]

25 February 1989

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Yelena Välbe (URS) 1:29:59.7
Silver  Larisa Lazutina (URS) 1:30:07.7
Bronze  Marjo Matikainen (FIN) 1:30:30.6

4 × 5 km relay[edit]

24 February 1989

Medal Team Time
Gold  Finland (Pirkko Määttä, Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi, Jaana Savolainen, Marjo Matikainen) 54:49.8
Silver  Soviet Union (Yuliya Shamshurina, Raisa Smetanina, Tamara Tikhonova, Yelena Välbe) 54:56.9
Bronze  Norway (Inger Helene Nybråten, Anne Jahren, Nina Skeime, Marianne Dahlmo) 55:52.3

Men's Nordic combined[edit]

15 km individual Gundersen[edit]

17 February 1989

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Trond Einar Elden (NOR)
Silver  Andrey Dundukov (URS)
Bronze  Trond-Arne Bredesen (NOR)

3 × 10 km team[edit]

24 February 1989

Medal Team Time
Gold  Norway (Trond Einar Elden, Trond-Arne Bredesen, Bård Jørgen Elden)
Silver   Switzerland (Andreas Schaad, Hippolyt Kempf, Fredy Glanzmann)
Bronze  East Germany (Ralph Leonhardt, Bernd Blechschmidt, Thomas Abratis)

Men's ski jumping[edit]

Individual normal hill[edit]

26 February 1989

Medal Athlete Points
Gold  Jens Weißflog (GDR) 114.5
Silver  Ari-Pekka Nikkola (FIN) 110.5
Bronze  Heinz Kuttin (AUT) 108.5

The second round of jumping was cancelled to strong winds, so the results were taken only from the first round.

Individual large hill[edit]

20 February 1989

Medal Athlete Points
Gold  Jari Puikkonen (FIN) 218.5
Silver  Jens Weißflog (GDR) 212.5
Bronze  Matti Nykänen (FIN) 205.0

Team large hill[edit]

22 February 1989

Medal Team Points
Gold  Finland (Ari-Pekka Nikkola, Jari Puikkonen, Matti Nykänen, Risto Laakkonen) 645.0
Silver  Norway (Magne Johansen, Clas Brede Bråthen, Ole Gunnar Fidjestøl, Jon Inge Kjørum) 626.0
Bronze  Czechoslovakia (Jiří Parma, Martin Švagerko, Ladislav Dluhoš, Pavel Ploc) 595.5

Medal table[edit]

Medal winners by nation.

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Finland 6 5 4 15
2  Soviet Union 3 3 2 8
3  Sweden 3 2 2 7
4  Norway 2 3 3 8
5  East Germany 1 1 1 3
6   Switzerland 0 1 0 1
7  Czechoslovakia 0 0 2 2
8  Austria 0 0 1 1
Total 15 15 15 45

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