FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1999

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The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1999 took place February 19-28, 1999 in Ramsau am Dachstein, Austria. The large hill ski jumping events took place in Bischofshofen. The 7.5 km Nordic combined sprint event debuted at these championships.

Men's cross country[edit]

10 km classical[edit]

February 22, 1999

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Mika Myllylä (FIN) 24:19.2
Silver  Alois Stadlober (AUT) 24:34.7
Bronze  Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset (NOR) 24:37.1

10 km + 15 km combined pursuit[edit]

February 23, 1999

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Thomas Alsgaard (NOR) 1:05:54.9
Silver  Mika Myllylä (FIN) 1:05:55.6
Bronze  Fulvio Valbusa (ITA) 1:06:17.6

30 km freestyle[edit]

February 19, 1999

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Mika Myllylä (FIN) 1:15:26.2
Silver  Thomas Alsgaard (NOR) 1:16:01.5
Bronze  Bjørn Dæhlie (NOR) 1:16:08.7

50 km classical[edit]

February 28, 1999

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Mika Myllylä (FIN) 2:18:08.7
Silver  Andrus Veerpalu (EST) 2:18:40.5
Bronze  Mikhail Botvinov (AUT) 2:19:52.3

4 × 10 km relay[edit]

February 26, 1999

Medal Team Time
Gold  Austria (Markus Gandler, Alois Stadlober, Mikhail Botvinov, Christian Hoffmann) 1:35:07.5
Silver  Norway (Espen Bjervig, Erling Jevne, Bjørn Dæhlie, Thomas Alsgaard) 1:35:07.7
Bronze  Italy (Giorgio Di Centa, Fabio Maj, Fulvio Valbusa, Silvio Fauner) 1:36:38.1

The first two legs were run in the classical style while the last two legs were run in freestyle. Austria won its first relay medal since 1933 though it was done in dramatic fashion. Botvinov fell during his leg, causing Austria to lose its large lead, setting up a fight to the finish between Austria's Hoffmann and Norway's Alsgaard.

Women's cross country[edit]

5 km classical[edit]

February 22, 1999

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Bente Martinsen (NOR) 12:49.8
Silver  Olga Danilova (RUS) 13:02.5
Bronze  Katerina Neumannová (CZE) 13:07.0

5 km + 10 km combined pursuit[edit]

February 23, 1999

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Stefania Belmondo (ITA) 42:27.9
Silver  Nina Gavrilyuk (RUS) 42:56.8
Bronze  Irina Terelia Taranenko (UKR) 43:02.3

Taranenko is the first Ukrainian to medal in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.

15 km freestyle[edit]

February 19, 1999

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Stefania Belmondo (ITA) 38:49.0
Silver  Kristina Šmigun (EST) 39:19.4
Bronze  Maria Theurl (AUT) 39:43.5

30 km classical[edit]

February 27, 1999

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Larisa Lazutina (RUS) 1:29:19.9
Silver  Olga Danilova (RUS) 1:30:53.9
Bronze  Kristina Šmigun (EST) 1:31:14.6

4 × 5 km relay[edit]

February 26, 1999

Medal Team Time
Gold  Russia (Olga Danilova, Larisa Lazutina, Anfisa Reztsova, Nina Gavrilyuk) 53:05.9
Silver  Italy (Sabina Valbusa, Gabriella Paruzzi, Antonella Confortola, Stefania Belmondo) 54:30.4
Bronze  Germany (Viola Bauer, Ramona Roth, Evi Sachenbacher, Sigrid Wille) 55:13.7

The first two legs were run in classical style while the last two legs were run in freestyle.

Men's Nordic combined[edit]

7.5 km sprint[edit]

February 27, 1999

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Bjarte Engen Vik (NOR) 0.0
Silver  Mario Stecher (AUT) +30.2
Bronze  Kenji Ogiwara (JPN) +31.0

15 km Individual Gundersen[edit]

February 20, 1999

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Bjarte Engen Vik (NOR) 0.0
Silver  Samppa Lajunen (FIN) 34.5
Bronze  Dmitry Sinitzyn (RUS) 152.9

4 × 5 km team[edit]

February 25, 1999

Medal Team Time
Gold  Finland (Hannu Manninen, Tapio Nurmela, Jari Mantila, Samppa Lajunen)
Silver  Norway (Fred Børre Lundberg, Trond Einar Elden, Bjarte Engen Vik, Kenneth Braaten)
Bronze  Russia (Nikolai Parfionov, Alexey Fadeyev, Valeri Stolyarov, Dmitry Sinitsyn)

Men's ski jumping[edit]

Individual normal hill[edit]

February 26, 1999

Medal Athlete Points
Gold  Kazuyoshi Funaki (JPN) 255.0
Silver  Hideharu Miyahira (JPN) 253.5
Bronze  Masahiko Harada (JPN) 252.0

Individual large hill[edit]

February 21, 1999

Medal Athlete Points
Gold  Martin Schmitt (GER) 263.4
Silver  Sven Hannawald (GER) 261.7
Bronze  Hideharu Miyahira (JPN) 258.8

Team large hill[edit]

February 20, 1999

Medal Team Points
Gold  Germany (Sven Hannawald, Christof Duffner, Dieter Thoma, Martin Schmitt) 988.9
Silver  Japan (Noriaki Kasai, Hideharu Miyahira, Masahiko Harada, Kazuyoshi Funaki) 987.0
Bronze  Austria (Andreas Widhölzl, Martin Höllwarth, Reinhard Schwarzenberger, Stefan Horngacher) 905.5

Medal table[edit]

Medal winners by nation.

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway 4 3 2 9
2  Finland 4 2 0 6
3  Russia 2 3 2 7
4  Italy 2 1 2 5
5  Germany 2 1 1 4
6  Japan 1 2 3 6
6  Austria 1 2 3 6
8  Estonia 0 2 1 3
9  Czech Republic 0 0 1 1
9  Ukraine 0 0 1 1
Total 16 16 16 48

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