FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2003

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Official logo for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2003

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2003 took place February 18-March 1, 2003 in Val di Fiemme, Italy for a second time (1991). The ski jumping team normal hill held in 2001 was not held at this championships while the women's 30 km returned after being cancelled in the previous championships due to extremely cold weather. Additionally the pursuit races went from separate races run on the same day (combined) to Skiathlon races.

Men's cross country[edit]

1.5 km individual sprint[edit]

February 26, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Thobias Fredriksson (SWE)
Silver  Håvard Bjerkeli (NOR)
Bronze  Tor Arne Hetland (NOR)

15 km classical[edit]

February 21, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Axel Teichmann (GER) 35:47.5
Silver  Jaak Mae (EST) 35:54.4
Bronze  Frode Estil (NOR) 35:56.0

10 km + 10 km double pursuit[edit]

February 23, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Per Elofsson (SWE) 47:42.3
Silver  Tore Ruud Hofstad (NOR) 47:42.6
Bronze  Jörgen Brink (SWE) 47:42.7

30 km classical mass start[edit]

February 19, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Thomas Alsgaard (NOR) 1:12:29.3
Silver  Anders Aukland (NOR) 1:12:29.9
Bronze  Frode Estil (NOR) 1:12:30.4

50 km freestyle[edit]

March 1, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Martin Koukal (CZE) 1:54:25.3
Silver  Anders Södergren (SWE) 1:54:40.3
Bronze  Jörgen Brink (SWE) 1:55:09.0

4 × 10 km relay[edit]

February 25, 2003

Medal Team Time
Gold  Norway (Anders Aukland, Frode Estil, Tore Ruud Hofstad, Thomas Alsgaard) 1:31:56.4
Silver  Germany (Jens Filbrich, Andreas Schlütter, René Sommerfeldt, Axel Teichmann) 1:31:56.6
Bronze  Sweden (Anders Södergren, Per Elofsson, Mathias Fredriksson, Jörgen Brink) 1:32:12.8

Women's cross country[edit]

1.5 km individual sprint[edit]

February 26, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Marit Bjørgen (NOR)
Silver  Claudia Künzel (GER)
Bronze  Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen (NOR)

10 km classical[edit]

February 20. 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Bente Skari (NOR) 25:47.0
Silver  Kristina Šmigun (EST) 26:08.0
Bronze  Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen (NOR) 26:16.7

5 km + 5 km double pursuit[edit]

February 22, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Kristina Šmigun (EST) 26:38.4
Silver  Evi Sachenbacher (GER) 26:39.0
Bronze  Olga Zavyalova (RUS) 26:39.0

Sachenbacher beat Zavyalova in a photo finish to earn the silver medal.

15 km classical mass start[edit]

February 18, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Bente Skari (NOR) 39:40.9
Silver  Kristina Šmigun (EST) 39:53.7
Bronze  Olga Zavyalova (RUS) 40:36.7

30 km freestyle[edit]

February 28, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Olga Zavyalova (RUS) 1:14:29.8
Silver  Yelena Burukina (RUS) 1:14:45.1
Bronze  Kristina Šmigun (EST) 1:14:56.7

4 × 5 km relay[edit]

February 24, 2003

Medal Team Time
Gold  Germany (Manuela Henkel, Viola Bauer, Claudia Künzel, Evi Sachenbacher) 50:54.7
Silver  Norway (Anita Moen, Marit Bjørgen, Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen, Vibeke Skofterud) 51:26.3
Bronze  Russia (Natalya Korostelyova, Olga Zavyalova, Yelena Burukina, Nina Gavrilyuk) 52:06.3

The Finnish relay team finished second, but was disqualified when Kaisa Varis tested positive for doping.

Men's Nordic combined[edit]

7.5 km sprint[edit]

February 28, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Johnny Spillane (USA) 18:47.8
Silver  Ronny Ackermann (GER) 18:49.1
Bronze  Felix Gottwald (AUT) 18:49.1

Spillane is the first American to win a gold medal in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Ackermann beat Gottwald at the line to earn the silver medal.

15 km Individual Gundersen[edit]

February 21, 2003

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Ronny Ackermann (GER) 37:54.2
Silver  Felix Gottwald (AUT) 38:46.3
Bronze  Samppa Lajunen (FIN) 39:10.1

4 × 5 km team[edit]

February 24, 2003

Medal Team Time
Gold  Austria (Michael Gruber, Wilhelm Denifl, Christoph Bieler, Felix Gottwald) 47:23.9
Silver  Germany (Thorsten Schmitt, Georg Hettich, Björn Kircheisen, Ronny Ackermann) +12.3
Bronze  Finland (Hannu Manninen, Jouni Kaitainen, Jaakko Tallus, Samppa Lajunen) +1:15.5

Men's ski jumping[edit]

Individual normal hill[edit]

February 28, 2003

Medal Athlete Points
Gold  Adam Małysz (POL) 279.0
Silver  Tommy Ingebrigtsen (NOR) 263.0
Bronze  Noriaki Kasai (JPN) 259.5

Individual large hill[edit]

February 22, 2003

Medal Athlete Points
Gold  Adam Małysz (POL) 289.0
Silver  Matti Hautamäki (FIN) 286.5
Bronze  Noriaki Kasai (JPN) 273.2

Team large hill[edit]

February 23, 2003

Medal Team Points
Gold  Finland (Janne Ahonen, Tami Kiuru, Arttu Lappi, Matti Hautamäki) 1046.6
Silver  Japan (Kazuyoshi Funaki, Akira Higashi, Hideharu Miyahira, Noriaki Kasai) 1010.1
Bronze  Norway (Tommy Ingebrigtsen, Lars Bystøl, Sigurd Pettersen, Bjørn Einar Romøren) 991.9

Medal table[edit]

Medal winners by nation. The host country, Italy, did not get any medals.

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Norway 5 5 6 16
2  Germany 3 5 0 8
3  Sweden 2 1 3 6
4  Poland 2 0 0 2
5  Estonia 1 3 1 5
6  Russia 1 1 3 5
7  Finland 1 1 2 4
8  Austria 1 1 1 3
9  United States 1 0 0 1
9  Czech Republic 1 0 0 1
11  Japan 0 1 2 3
Total 18 18 18 54

References[edit]