Biathlon World Championships 1989

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Biathlon World Championships 1989
Host city Feistritz an der Drau, Carinthia
Country Austria
Events 8
Opening ceremony 7 February 1989 (1989-02-07)
Closing ceremony 12 February 1989 (1989-02-12)
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The 24th Biathlon World Championships were held in 1989 in Feistritz, Austria.[1] These world championships were the first to hold the men's and women's championships simultaneously.

Men's results[edit]

20 km individual[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Eirik Kvalfoss  NOR 1 58:13.0
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gisle Fenne  NOR 0 59:20.8
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Fritz Fischer  FRG 2 1:00:48.1

10 km sprint[edit]

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Frank Luck  GDR 0 28:08.7
2nd, silver medalist(s) Eirik Kvalfoss  NOR 1 28:14.1
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Juri Kashkarov  URS 1 28:32.7

Team event[edit]

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

Juri Kashkarov
Sergei Bulygin
Alexandr Popov
Sergei Tchepikov

 URS 1 59:36.9
2nd, silver medalist(s) West Germany

Franz Wudy
Herbert Fritzenwenger
Georg Fischer
Fritz Fischer

 FRG 2 59:44.2
3rd, bronze medalist(s) East Germany

Andreas Heymann
André Sehmisch
Raik Dittrich
Steffen Hoos

 GDR 1 1:01:27.1

4 × 7.5 km relay[edit]

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

Frank Luck
André Sehmisch
Birk Anders
Frank-Peter Roetsch

 GDR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Soviet Union

Juri Kashkarov
Sergei Tchepikov
Alexandr Popov
Sergei Bulygin

 URS
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Norway

Geir Einang
Sylfest Glimsdal
Gisle Fenne
Eirik Kvalfoss

 NOR

Women's results[edit]

15 km individual[edit]

This marked the first time that the women's individual event was held over 15 km in the World Championships.

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Petra Schaaf  FRG 2 1:06:11.2
2nd, silver medalist(s) Anne Elvebakk  NOR 3 1:06:31.6
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Svetlana Davidova  URS 3 1:07:25.2

7.5 km sprint[edit]

This marked the first time that the women's sprint event was held over 7.5 km in the World Championships.

Medal Name Nation Penalties Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Anne Elvebakk  NOR 2 27:12.3
2nd, silver medalist(s) Zvetana Krasteva  BUL 2 27:15.4
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Natalya Prikostshikova  URS 3 27:24.8

Team event[edit]

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

Natalia Prikostshikova
Svetlana Davidova
Luisa Zherepenova
Elena Golovina

 URS 13 1:05:38.8
2nd, silver medalist(s) Norway

Synnøve Thoresen
Elin Kristiansen
Anne Elvebakk
Mona Bollerud

 NOR 13 1:07:48.0
3rd, bronze medalist(s) West Germany

Inga Kesper
Daniela Hörburger
Dorina Pieper
Petra Schaaf

 FRG 11 1:07:54.1

3 × 7.5 km relay[edit]

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

Natalia Prikostshikova
Svetlana Davidova
Elena Golovina

 URS 0 1:23:15.5
2nd, silver medalist(s) Bulgaria

Zvetana Krasteva
Maria Manolova
Nadezhda Aleksieva

 BUL 0 1:25:29.9
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Czechoslovakia

Eva Burešová
Renata Novotná
Jiřina Adamičková

 TCH 0 1:26:07.5

Medal table[edit]

Place Nation 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total
1  Soviet Union 3 1 3 7
2  Norway 2 4 1 7
3  East Germany 2 0 1 3
4  West Germany 1 1 2 4
5  Bulgaria 0 2 0 2
6  Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1

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