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1993 FIB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MEN

Hamar, Norway, 2-7 February



This was the 18th World Championship ever. The tournament was held in Hamar’s Vikingship. A year later, 1994, it served as the scene for the 1994 Winter Olympics, then it was awarded Olympic hall status. There were eight participating countries; Russia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, USA, Canada, Hungary and the Netherlands. The teams were divided into two starting groups based on their level.

The teams played a simple series in their group. The top three in Group A went straight to the semi finals and the 4th placed qualified for entry with the winner of Group B. In the early stages the play time was 2 × 30 minutes.

Sweden and Russia faced off in the final. Sweden won a great victory by 8-0. For Russia, the final loss was historically high. The country had never lost a game by this many goals. Norway managed to win bronze medal in its home race when it defeated Finland by 5-3 in the bronze game. Norway had won its previous medal in the 1963 World Championships.

The World Championship had a total of 18,700 spectators, just under 1,000 spectators per match. The final game Sweden-Russia had 5,338 spectators in the Hamar arena.


1 SWEDEN          

Mikael Forsell, Pontus Sundelius, Roger Karlsson, Kjell Berglund, Joe Lönngren, Stefan Jonsson, Göran Rosendahl, Hans Åström, Patrick Sandell, Niclas Johannesson, Stefan Åkerlind, Anders Karlsson, Jonas Claesson, Hans Johansson, Per Fosshaug, Ola Fredricsson, Patrick Johansson

2 RUSSIA         

Alexander Gospodchikov, Ilya Handayev, Alexander Kipriyanov, Alexander Shishkin, Andrei Begunov, Andrei Sizov, Valery Grachev, Viktor Shakalin, Vitaly Anufrienko, Vyacheslav Arhipkin, Yevgeniy Opytov, Alexander Yepifanov, Igor Gapanovich, Irik Fashutdinov, Nikolai Yarovich, Yuri Lahonin, Mikhail Svechnikov

3 NORWAY


BEST GOAL SCORER

Jonas Claesson, Sweden — 10 goals


BEST PLAYERS

Goalkeeper
Erik Brekka, Norway

Defender
Joe Lönngren, Sweden

Midfielder
Ola Fredricson, Sweden

Forward
Jonas Claesson, Sweden