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1961 FIB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MEN

Drammen, Mjøndalen, Oslo, Porsgrunn and Stabæk, Norway 22-26 February



The Bandy World Championship in 1961 was the second World Championship in history. The tournament was played in Norway, 22-26 February. USSR won the tournament ahead of Sweden and Finland. Norway participated for the first time. The games were played in 5 different places in Norway; Drammen, Mjøndalen, Oslo, Porsgrunn and Stabæk.  


1 USSR    

Anatoly Melnikov, Anatoly Shaklein, Viktor Shehovtsov, Anatoly Panin, Anatoly Golubev, Nikolai Nazarov, Alexander Zaitsev, Valentin Atamanichev, Valentin Tchardin, Valery Maslov, Yevgeny Papugin, Yuri Varsin, Yuri Shorin, Alexander Oshodinov, Mikhail Osintsev, Valentin Hardin, Anatoly Panin

2 SWEDEN 

Yngve Palmqvist, Orvar Bergmark, Thorvald Åkerlöf, Tore Wikner, Leif Fredblad, Olle Sääw, Ove Eidhagen, Kjell Jakobsson, Jörgen Forslund, Sune Almqvist, Lennart Backman, Gunnar Björk, Kjell Edlund, Ulf Fredin, Paul Karlsson, Jens Lindblom, Roland Niva, Gunnar Palmér, Sigvard Parling, Curt Sedvall, Sture Strand

3 FINLAND

Pauli Auvinen, Pauli Heiskanen, Pentti Jokinen, Raimo Kaarela, Pekka Kettunen, Kauko Korpela, Matti Kovalainen, Pentti Lehtoranta, Kullervo Muurinen, Veikko Partanen, Arvo Raitavuo, Matti Serenius, Tauno Timoska, Olavi Toivonen, Juhani Turpeenniemi, Olavi Varma



BEST GOAL SCORERS

3 goals
Valery Maslov and Valentin Atamanychev, USSR, Tauno Timoska, Finland and
Inte Martinsen, Norway


BEST PLAYERS

Goalkeeper
Anatoly Melnikov, USSR

Defender
Ulf Fredin, Sweden

Midfielder
Bernt Skarnes, Norway

Forward
Valentin Atamanychev, USSR