Biathlon World Championships 1979

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Biathlon World Championships 1979
Host cityRuhpolding, Bavaria
CountryWest Germany
Events3
Opening ceremony15 February 1979 (1979-02-15)
Closing ceremony18 February 1979 (1979-02-18)
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The 17th Biathlon World Championships were held in 1979 in Ruhpolding, in the then West Germany.[1]

Men's results[edit]

20 km individual[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Klaus Siebert  GDR - -
2nd, silver medalist(s) Alexander Tikhonov  URS - -
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Sigleif Johansen  NOR - -

10 km sprint[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Frank Ullrich  GDR - -
2nd, silver medalist(s) Odd Lirhus  NOR - -
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Luigi Weiss  ITA - -

4 × 7.5 km relay[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) East Germany

Manfred Beer
Klaus Siebert
Frank Ullrich
Eberhard Rösch

 GDR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Finland

Simo Halonen
Heikki Ikola
Erkki Antila
Raimo Seppänen

 FIN
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Soviet Union

Vladimir Alikin
Vladimir Barnashov
Nikolay Kruglov
Alexander Tikhonov

 URS

Medal table[edit]

Place Nation 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total
1  East Germany 3 0 0 3
2  Norway 0 1 1 2
2  Soviet Union 0 1 1 2
4  Finland 0 1 0 1
5  Italy 0 0 1 1

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