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    The first worldchampionship in modern Winter-Biathlon (ski long-run and shooting) ended Sunday the 3rd. with?

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    3.REEL Saalfelden 1st. February 1958. Opening ceremony of the first Winter-Biathlon

    Dr. Drimmel austrian minister of Education welcomed the runners of the 8 Nations.

    England with one man. (starnumber 2. won the 18th place)

    Starting place: 16 Krishan Austria ____ 18. Knut Wold, Norway ------ 19. Alexander Gubin UDSSR.

    4.REEL Runner on the course:

    40. Wechselberger Austria ------- 5. Victor Butakow UDSSR (third winner) coming from the woods----- at the shooting place 4. Olle Gunneriusson Swedish ( second winner) ----- 7. Napari Finnland on the course.... ------- 3. John Moore England, 18 place ------- 11. Sokolow UDSSR.

    5.REEL 9. Larry Damon USA, ------- 10. Sture Ohlin Sweden, ------ 13. Harting Austria ----- 15. Styrczula Poland ------ shooting place 19. A. Gubin UDSSR. -------- 20. Adolf Wiklund Sweden, 1st.Winner ------ winning line------

    Winner number A. 20..Adolf Wiklund first, and second, number 4. olle Gunneriusson Also the winning swedish team.



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    Background: The first worldchampionship in modern Winter-Biathlon (ski long-run and shooting) ended Sunday the 3rd. with a great triumph of the swedish competitors.

    First worldchampion in modern Winter-Biathlon is the 37 years old swedish runner Adolf WIKLUND (startingnumber 4) for his landsman Olle GUNNERIOSSON 2nd winner (starnumber) 4. 3rd winner the Russian runner Victor BUTAKOW.

    This competition which will take place in the next olympic games, was a fight between the swedish and russian runner. The swedish team had the better condition in this military competition and did the best shooting results. The Russian team had the best runner. Winner of the team-competition 1st. Swedish
    2nd. Russia
    3rd. Norway
    The 28 runner from 8 nations had to run 20 km and to absolve during this course 4 shooting competition. The weather was very bad, and so the runner found the same conditions which maybe will be when they are on duty. Every runner had to shot on each of the 4 places 5 times.

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