Biathlon World Championships 1965

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Biathlon World Championships 1965
Host cityElverum
CountryNorway
Events2
Opening ceremony18 February 1965 (1965-02-18)
Closing ceremony20 February 1965 (1965-02-20)
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The 6th Biathlon World Championships were held in 1965 in Elverum, Norway.[1] The men's 20 km individual and team were the only official competitions. In these particular championships an unofficial men's 4 × 7.5 km relay was also held. It was a success, and replaced the team competition as an official event in 1966.[2]

Men's results[edit]

20 km individual[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st, gold medalist(s) Olav Jordet  NOR 1 1:23:34.9
2nd, silver medalist(s) Nikolai Pusanov  URS 1 1:23:57.0 22.1
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Antti Tyrväinen  FIN 0 1:23:57.6 22.7
4 Ola Wærhaug  NOR 2 1:24:59.0 1:24.1
5 Heinz Kluge  GDR 2 1:25:45.0 2:10.1
6 Józef Gąsienica-Sobczak  POL 0 1:27:05.9 3:31.0

Each shot missing the target gave a penalty of 2 minutes.

20 km team[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st, gold medalist(s) Norway  NOR 6 4:18:00.9
2nd, silver medalist(s) Soviet Union  URS 8 4:20:49.6 2:48.7
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Poland  POL 5 4:25:12.9 7:12.0
4 East Germany  GDR ? 4:28:16.4 10:15.5
5 Finland  FIN ? 4:28:24.1 10:23.2
6 Sweden  SWE 5 4:28:31.0 10:30.1

The times of the top 3 athletes from each nation in the individual race were added together.

4 × 7.5 km relay (unofficial)[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result Behind
1st, gold medalist(s) Norway  NOR 5 2:02:34
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sweden  SWE 7 2:04:32 1:58
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Soviet Union  URS 4 2:05:46 3:12
4 East Germany  GDR ? 2:06:33 3:59
5 Finland  FIN ? 2:11:00 8:26
6 Romania  ROU ? 2:12:03 9:29

Medal table (official events)[edit]

Place Nation 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total
1  Norway 2 0 0 2
2  Soviet Union 0 2 0 2
3  Finland 0 0 1 1
3  Poland 0 0 1 1

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