EST flag 1999 Otepaa EST
One highlight of the 1993 International Masters Championships in Kuopio, Finland was the appearance, for first time, of a busload of stalwart Master skiers from Estonia, across the water to the south. Now, in 1999, this enthusiastic group hosted tenth annual IMC at Otepaa, Estonia.

The Old Boys of the ski jumping world competed on three very nice hills (K-25, 40 and 70 meters) as well as Nordic Combined (jumping and cross country). Entry lists were large, so to keep the individual competitions from stretching into marathons, organizers separated each of the three special jump competitions into two parts, with the older skiers jumping in one session and the younger skiers competing in a separate session.

The first day of competition (Thursday, March 4) saw 83 athletes from six countries compete in eight age groups on the 40 meter hill. Friday was busy for the organizers, with two sessions of competition on the 25 meter hill and two sessions on the K-70. Cross country racing was saved for Saturday. An innovation for 1999 was a team jump, also held on Saturday, which involved teams from four nations plus one mixed (international) team. Each team consisted of six or seven skiers chosen from different age groups.

By hand counting and some good help from Excel, we have found that 102 skiers from 6 nations made 216 starts in 4 events (plus 33 starts in the Team Jump).

The smaller table at right gives team sizes and the number of medals won by each of the six teams. The larger table (far right) shows the size of each age group in each event.

 

NAT   Team  Nbr      Cl  25  40  70  NC  Tot

      size  mdl      ------------------------

---------------      12   1                1

NOR    40    34      10   2                2

RUS     5     3       9   2   1       1    4

FIN    25    27       8   1   0       2    3

SWE    12     9       7   3   4   1   2   10

EST    19    13       6   9  11   4   6   30

USA     1     2       5   7  16   6   6   35

---------------       4   1  11  11   5   28

Total 102    88       3   4  14  12   5   35

                      2   3  12  12   4   31

                      1   7  14  12   4   37

                     ------------------------

                     Tot 40  83  58  35  216

Complete results are available for all five competitions:

[ 25 m jump ]     [ 40 m jump]     [ 70 m jump ]     [ Combined ]     [ Team Jump ]

Here are the medalists from IMC 1999 in Otepaa, Estonia:
(This listing is wide, use your horizontal slider to view all four columns.)






                25 meter (K)                40 meter (K)               70 meter (K)             Nordic Combined*



Cl.12   1.  Olai Lie            NOR

85-89 



Cl.10   1.  Olav Malin          NOR                                                           Olav Malin           NOR

75-79   2.  Odd Aarnes          NOR





Cl. 9   1.  Nils Eriksen        NOR     Nils Eriksen       NOR                                Nils Eriksen         NOR

70-74   2.  Leif Pedersen       SWE                                                           Leif Pedersen        SWE

        3.                         



Cl. 8   1.  John Eidem          NOR     

65-69   2.  

        3.  



Cl. 7   1.  Tuevo Koljonen      FIN     Martti Lamminpaa   FIN     Martti Lamminpaa   FIN     Martti Lamminpaa     FIN

60-64   2.  Stanislav Gruzdev   RUS     Svein Glomsvoll    NOR                                Teuvo Koljonen       FIN

        3.                              Stanislav Grusdev  RUS                               



Cl. 6   1.  Svein Husby         NOR     Guttorm Bakke      NOR     Guttorm Bakke      NOR     Erkki Muhonen        FIN

55-59   2.  Kurt Elima          SWE     Svein Husby        NOR     Ingvart Tornangen  SWE     Teuvo Hokkanen       FIN

        3.  Tuevo Hokkanen      FIN     Ingvart Tornangen  SWE     Antti Kokkonen     FIN     K†re Holmen          NOR



Cl. 5   1.  Taisto Tolvanen     FIN     Matti Kaseva       FIN     Knut Sorlein       NOR     Gjert Andersen       NOR

50-54   2.  Åke Saloniemi       SWE     Knut Sorlien       NOR     Tim Denisson       USA     Reidar Finanger      NOR

        3.  Jan Ringset         NOR     Tim Denisson       USA     Sigmund Stenberg   NOR     ¸ke Saloniemi        SWE



Cl. 4   1.  Petr Doldine        RUS     Pentti Rautiainen  FIN     Pentti Rautiainen  FIN     Arsi Sjogren         FIN

45-49   2.                              Kaare Johnsen      NOR     Arsi Sjogren       FIN     Kaare Johnsen        NOR

        3.                              Arsi Sjogren       FIN     Ilkka Oberg        SWE     Pekka Korhonen       FIN



Cl. 3   1.  Viktor Sormus       EST     Arne Jorgensen     NOR     Roger Ruud         NOR     Stig Dahl            NOR

40-44   2.  Juhan Lind          EST     Alf Tore Haug      NOR     Ari Raitoharju     FIN     Arne Jens J rgensen  NOR

        3.  Raimu Pihlajaniemi  FIN     Stig Dahl          NOR     Alf Tore Haug      NOR     Stein Arne Hoel      NOR



Cl. 2   1.  Tiit Heinloo        EST     Kalevi Kantola     FIN     G'r Rune Lislegard NOR     Geir Rune Lislegard  NOR

35-39   2.  Tõnu Visnap         EST     Kari Pesonen       FIN     Per Ole Vik        NOR     Markku Jantunen      FIN

        3.  Andres Jõesaar      EST     Markku Jantunen    FIN     Stein Moe          NOR     Kari Pesonen         FIN



Cl. 1   1.  Hillar Irves        EST     Peep Heinloo       EST     Anssi Nieminen     FIN     Peep Heinloo         EST

30-34   2.  Pietro Nilssen      SWE     Janne Heinonen     FIN     Peep Heinloo       EST     Rain Parn            EST

        3.  Rain Parn           EST     Janno Perv         EST     Seppo Kinnunen     FIN     Kair Tammel          EST





    *Nordic Combined Skiers over 60 years of age jumped on the 25 meter hill, 

     those between 45 and 59 jumped the 40 meter hill, the youngest Old Boys jumped the 70.

     Skiers over 70 raced 3 km, skiers in their sixties raced 5 km, the younger competitors raced 10 km.



That's all for IMC 1999, now on to Norway for IMC 2000, ...

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