Free-style races: cross-country skier Johaug brings the twelfth world title

cross-country skier Therese Johaug has scored her twelfth world championship Gold, and is not to beat over the long haul remains. The 32-year-old Norwegian won

Free-style races: cross-country skier Johaug brings the twelfth world title

cross-country skier Therese Johaug has scored her twelfth world championship Gold, and is not to beat over the long haul remains. The 32-year-old Norwegian won on Tuesday in Oberstdorf, scores on the ten miles in the free technique, and thus secured their second title in the Allgäu. The two Swedes Frida Karlsson (54 seconds behind) and Ebba Andersson (1:06 minutes) had against Johaug no Chance of secured but silver and Bronze.

For Johaug, it was the twelfth world title of her career. More gold medals at the Nordic world Ski Championships have collected only their former teammate Marit Björgen (18), the Russian woman Jelena Wälbe (14), and the Norwegian, Petter Northug (13), all in the long run. The impressive Gold-run Johaugs the warm weather meant that, among others, the American Jessica Diggins was in short trousers at the Start.

In their seventh world Cup finals since 2007, Johaug also succeeded as the first runner since the Czech Katerina Neumannova, 2007, the successful defence of the title, about 10 km At the world Championships 2017 in Lahti, had been missing Johaug through suspension after a positive Test for the Steroid Clostebol.

between success for the German

The German women, who were without hope-winner Catherine Hennig at the Start made it one of the Ten best. Victoria Carl finished with a gap of 1:54 minutes 14. Space still further back, Pia Fink (20.), Lisa Lohmann (39.) and Antonia Fräbel on rank 46.

team boss Peter Schlick Rieder appreciated the results of his athletes as a success. "The spell is broken. The result today is doing just fine,“ said Schlick Rieder after the Ten-Kilometer race in free technique.

Updated Date: 02 March 2021, 23:19

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