FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1997

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FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1997
FIS Nordic WSC 1997 logo.png
Official logo for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1997.
Host city Trondheim, Norway
Events 15
Opening ceremony 21 February
Closing ceremony 2 March
Main venue Granåsen
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The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1997 took place February 21-March 2, 1997 in Trondheim, Norway. This event was the first time in consecutive championships that the number or type of events did not change since 1966 and 1970. It also was historical with Russia's Yelena Välbe winning gold in all five women's cross country events, the first person of either sex to do that honor.

Men's cross country[edit]

10 km classical[edit]

February 24, 1997

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Bjørn Dæhlie (NOR) 23:41.8
Silver  Alexey Prokurorov (RUS) 24:09.7
Bronze  Mika Myllylä (FIN) 24:14.2

10 km + 15 km combined pursuit[edit]

February 25, 1997

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Bjørn Dæhlie (NOR) 1:00:11.1
Silver  Mika Myllylä (FIN) 1:01:01.2
Bronze  Alexey Prokurorov (RUS) 1:01:01.8

30 km freestyle[edit]

February 21, 1997

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Alexey Prokurorov (RUS) 1:06:28.2
Silver  Bjørn Dæhlie (NOR) 1:06:45.6
Bronze  Thomas Alsgaard (NOR) 1:06:49.2

50 km classical[edit]

March 2, 1997

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Mika Myllylä (FIN) 2:16:37.5
Silver  Erling Jevne (NOR) 2:17:32.4
Bronze  Bjørn Dæhlie (NOR) 2:18:36.0

4 × 10 km relay[edit]

February 28, 1997

Medal Team Time
Gold  Norway (Sture Sivertsen, Erling Jevne, Bjørn Dæhlie, Thomas Alsgaard) 1:37:06.1
Silver  Finland (Harri Kirvesniemi, Mika Myllylä, Jari Räsänen, Jari Isometsä) 1:39:17.3
Bronze  Italy (Giorgio Di Centa, Silvio Fauner, Pietro Piller Cottrer, Fulvio Valbusa) 1:39:56.9

Women's cross country[edit]

5 km classical[edit]

February 23, 1997

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Yelena Välbe (RUS) 13:32.7
Silver  Stefania Belmondo (ITA) 13:35.0
Bronze  Olga Danilova (RUS) 13:37.7

Lyubov Yegorova of Russia finished first in this event, but was disqualified three days later for doping violation of bromotan. The three finishers behind her were subsequently awarded the medals shown.

5 km + 10 km combined pursuit[edit]

February 24, 1997

For this race has to ricors the photoFinish to determine who between Stefania Belmondo and Elena Vaelbe has won the race. Eventually the gold medal is awarded to the Russian and the Italian Silver for just 2cm, [1] both athletes are still credited the same time.[2]

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Yelena Välbe (RUS) 39:13.5
Silver  Stefania Belmondo (ITA) 39:13.5
Bronze  Nina Gavrilyuk (RUS) 39:32.1

15 km freestyle[edit]

February 21, 1997

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Yelena Välbe (RUS) 36:28.2
Silver  Stefania Belmondo (ITA) 36:39.1
Bronze  Kateřina Neumannová (CZE) 36:42.0

30 km classical[edit]

March 1, 1997

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Yelena Välbe (RUS) 1:23:04.9
Silver  Stefania Belmondo (ITA) 1:23:33.2
Bronze  Marit Mikkelsplass (NOR) 1:24:55.7

4 × 5 km relay[edit]

February 28, 1997

Medal Team Time
Gold  Russia (Olga Danilova, Larisa Lazutina, Nina Gavrilyuk, Yelena Välbe) 56:40.2
Silver  Norway (Bente Martinsen, Marit Mikkelsplass, Elin Nilsen, Trude Dybendahl Hartz) 56:56.2
Bronze  Finland (Riikka Sirviö, Tuulikki Pyykkönen, Kati Pulkkinen, Satu Salonen) 57:38.0

Men's Nordic combined[edit]

15 km Individual Gundersen[edit]

February 22, 1997

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Kenji Ogiwara (JPN)
Silver  Bjarte Engen Vik (NOR)
Bronze  Fabrice Guy (FRA)

4 × 5 km team[edit]

February 23, 1997

Medal Team Time
Gold  Norway (Halldor Skard, Bjarte Engen Vik, Knut Tore Apeland, Fred Børre Lundberg) 52:18.0
Silver  Finland (Jari Mantila, Tapio Nurmela, Samppa Lajunen, Hannu Manninen) 53:03.6
Bronze  Austria (Christoph Eugen, Felix Gottwald, Mario Stecher, Robert Stadelmann) 53:30.9

Men's ski jumping[edit]

Individual normal hill[edit]

February 22, 1997

Medal Athlete Points
Gold  Janne Ahonen (FIN) 263.5
Silver  Masahiko Harada (JPN) 258.5
Bronze  Andreas Goldberger (AUT) 257.5

Individual large hill[edit]

March 1, 1997

Medal Athlete Points
Gold  Masahiko Harada (JPN) 252.1
Silver  Dieter Thoma (GER) 244.9
Bronze  Sylvain Freiholz (SUI) 237.3

Team large hill[edit]

February 27, 1997

Medal Team Points
Gold  Finland (Ari-Pekka Nikkola, Jani Soininen, Mika Laitinen, Janne Ahonen) 955.3
Silver  Japan (Kazuyoshi Funaki, Takanobu Okabe, Masahiko Harada, Hiroya Saito) 905.0
Bronze  Germany (Christof Duffner, Martin Schmitt, Hansjörg Jäkle, Dieter Thoma) 845.6

Medal table[edit]

Medal winners by nation.

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 6 1 3 10
2  Norway 4 4 3 11
3  Finland 3 3 2 8
4  Japan 2 2 0 4
5  Italy 0 4 1 5
6  Germany 0 1 1 2
7  Austria 0 0 2 2
8  Czech Republic 0 0 1 1
 France 0 0 1 1
  Switzerland 0 0 1 1
Total 15 15 15 45

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trondheim (NOR) 1997 World Ski Championships - Podium". fis-ski.com. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Trondheim (NOR) 1997 World Ski Championships - Results". fis-ski.com. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 

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