Speedway World Pairs Championship

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The Speedway World Pairs Championship was an annual speedway (motorcycling) event held each year in different countries. [1] The first competition was held in 1968 and the final competition was held in 1993. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] From 1994 it was merged with the World Team Cup to create the Speedway World Cup, which held its final edition in 2017.

Contents

The concept of an international pairs championship was reestablished in the form of the Speedway of Nations, which was held for the first time in 2018.

Rules

The final was competed between seven national teams, and each national team was represented by two riders. Each pairing rode against each other once. The pair with the highest combined score were declared the Champions. From 1991, a third rider could act as reserve.

Winners

YearVenueWinnersRunner-up3rd place
1968 Flag of Germany.svg Kempten Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (24 pts)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain (21 pts)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway (16 pts)
1969 Flag of Sweden.svg Stockholm Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (28 pts)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (27 pts)Flag of England.svg  England (21 pts)
1970 Flag of Sweden.svg Malmö Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (28 pts)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (25 pts)Flag of England.svg  England (19 pts)
1971 Flag of Poland.svg Rybnik Flag of Poland.svg  Poland (30 pts)Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (25 pts)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (22 pts)
1972 Flag of Sweden.svg Borås Flag of England.svg  England (24+3 pts)Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (24+2 pts)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden B (22+3 pts)
1973 Flag of Sweden.svg Borås Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (24 pts)Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (21+3 pts)Flag of Poland.svg  Poland (21+2 pts)
1974 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Manchester Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (28 pts)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (23 pts)Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (21 pts)
1975 Flag of Poland.svg Wrocław Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (24 pts)Flag of Poland.svg  Poland (23 pts)Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (20+3 pts)
1976 Flag of Sweden.svg Eskilstuna Flag of England.svg  England (27 pts)Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (24 pts)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (22 pts)
1977 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Manchester Flag of England.svg  England (28 pts)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (18 pts)Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany (18 pts)
1978 Flag of Poland.svg Chorzów Flag of England.svg  England (24+3 pts)Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (24+2 pts)Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (21 pts)
1979 Flag of Denmark.svg Vojens Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (25 pts)Flag of England.svg  England (24 pts)Flag of Poland.svg  Poland (20 pts)
1980 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Krško Flag of England.svg  England (29 pts)Flag of Poland.svg  Poland (22 pts)Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (21 pts)
1981 Flag of Poland.svg Chorzów Flag of the United States.svg  United States (23 pts)Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (22 pts)Flag of Poland.svg  Poland (21 pts)
1982 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Flag of the United States.svg  United States (30 pts)Flag of England.svg  England (22 pts)Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (21 pts)
1983 Flag of Sweden.svg Gothenburg Flag of England.svg  England (25 pts)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (24 pts)Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (19 pts)
1984 Flag of Italy.svg Lonigo Flag of England.svg  England (27 pts)Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (25+3 pts)Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (25+2 pts)
1985 Flag of Poland.svg Rybnik Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (29 pts)Flag of England.svg  England (27 pts)Flag of the United States.svg  United States (22 pts)
1986 Flag of Germany.svg Pocking Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (46+5 pts)Flag of the United States.svg  United States (46+4 pts)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia (32 pts)
1987 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pardubice Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (52 pts)Flag of England.svg  England (44 pts)Flag of the United States.svg  United States (36 pts)
1988 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bradford Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (45 pts)Flag of England.svg  England (41 pts)Flag of the United States.svg  United States (39 pts)
1989 Flag of Poland.svg Leszno Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (48 pts)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (44 pts)Flag of England.svg  England (37 pts)
1990 Flag of Germany.svg Landshut Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (43 pts)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (41 pts)Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary (33 pts)
1991 Flag of Poland.svg Poznań Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (28 pts)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (24 pts)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway (19 pts)
1992 Flag of Italy.svg Lonigo Flag of the United States.svg  United States (23+3 pts)Flag of England.svg  England (23+2 pts)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (22 pts)
1993 Flag of Denmark.svg Vojens Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (26 pts)Flag of the United States.svg  United States (23 pts)Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (21 pts)

Medal classification

PosNational TeamTotal Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg
1.Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 17836
2.Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain/Flag of England.svg  England 17773
3.Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 14554
4.Flag of the United States.svg  United States 8323
5.Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 8242
6.Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 6123
7.Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 3-3-
8.Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 2--2
=9.Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia 1--1
=9.Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 1--1
PosRiderTeamTotal Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg
1. Hans Nielsen Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 11713
2. Erik Gundersen Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 7511
3. Peter Collins Flag of England.svg  England 541
4. Anders Michanek Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 5311
5. Malcolm Simmons Flag of England.svg  England 431
6. Ivan Mauger Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 8242
7. Tommy Jansson Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 321
8. Bobby Schwartz Flag of the United States.svg  United States 321
9. Jan O. Pedersen Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 22
10. Ole Olsen Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 7124

See also

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