Biathlon World Championships 1987

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Biathlon World Championships 1987
Host city Lahti (men)
Lake Placid, New York (women)
Country Finland (men)
USA (women)
Events 6
Opening ceremony 14 February 1987 (1987-02-14) (men)
15 February 1987 (1987-02-15) (women)
Closing ceremony 27 February 1987 (1987-02-27) (men)
28 February 1987 (1987-02-28) (women)
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The 23rd Biathlon World Championships for men were held in 1987 for the second time in Lake Placid, New York, United States. The 4th women's world championships were held in Lahti, Finland.[1]

Men's results[edit]

20 km individual[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Frank-Peter Roetsch  GDR 1 1:00:00.4
2nd, silver medalist(s) Josh Thompson  USA 1 1:00:51.0
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jan Matouš  CZE 0 1:01:15.3

10 km sprint[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Frank-Peter Roetsch  GDR 1 29:49.6
2nd, silver medalist(s) Matthias Jacob  GDR 2 30:38.8
3rd, bronze medalist(s) André Sehmisch  GDR 2 30:55.4

4 × 7.5 km relay[edit]

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

Frank-Peter Roetsch
Matthias Jacob
André Sehmisch
Jürgen Wirth

 GDR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Soviet Union

Dmitry Vasilyev
Juri Kashkarov
Alexandr Popov
Valeriy Medvedtsev

 URS
3rd, bronze medalist(s) West Germany

Ernst Reiter
Herbert Fritzenwenger
Peter Angerer
Fritz Fischer

 FRG

Women's results[edit]

10 km individual[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Sanna Grønlid  NOR 2 42:42.8
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kaija Parve  URS 2 + 48.3
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tuija Vuoksiala  FIN 2 + 2:14.0

5 km sprint[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Elena Golovina  URS 0 21:14.7
2nd, silver medalist(s) Venera Chernyshova  URS 1 + 37.2
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Anne Elvebakk  NOR 2 + 57.4

3 × 5 km relay[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Soviet Union

Elena Golovina
Venera Chernyshova
Kaija Parve

 URS
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sweden

Inger Björkbom
Mia Stadig
Eva Korpela

 SWE
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Norway

Anne Elvebakk
Sanna Grønlid
Siv Bråten

 NOR

Medal table[edit]

Place Nation 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total
1  East Germany 3 1 1 5
2  Soviet Union 2 3 0 5
3  Norway 1 0 2 3
4  United States 0 1 0 1
4  Sweden 0 1 0 1
6  Finland 0 0 1 1
6  West Germany 0 0 1 1
6  Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1

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