Therese Johaug (NOR)
Justyna Kowalczyk (POL)
Justyna Kowalczyk (POL), Therese Johaug (NOR), Kristin Steira (NOR) (l-r)
Marina Piller (ITA)
Johan Olsson (SWE)
Dario Cologna (SUI), Johan Olsson (SWE), Alexander Legkov (RUS) (l-r)
Dario Cologna (SUI)

THERESE JOHAUG AND JOHAN OLSSON CELEBRATE VICTORIES IN FREE TECHNIQUE RACE IN DAVOS

17.02.2013
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Therese Johaug (NOR, Fischer) secured victory in the last competition before the World Championships in Davos. She succeeded in 10k free race followed by Justyna Kowalczyk (POL, Fischer skis and boots). In men's 15k free race Johan Olsson (SWE, Fischer) secured victory followed by local hero Dario Cologna (SUI, Fischer skis and boots).
Therese unstoppable
In absence of Marit Bjoergen (NOR, Fischer skis and boots) who felt tired before the race Johaug secured victory in 10k free race in Davos. The Norwegian set the fastest times at all intermediate points and left yesterday's dominating athlete Justyna Kowalczyk behind. After crossing the line 8.9 seconds were between Joahug and Kowalczyk. Swedish Emma Wikén (SWE, Fischer) showed a surprisingly strong performance and increased from intermediate point to intermediate point so she was able to finish fourth, just 17.8 seconds back. Charlotte Kalla (SWE, Fischer) lost ten seconds against her compatriot during the last kilometres so she dropped back behind her tema mate. Sixth went to Yulia Tchekaleva (RUS, Fischer) followed by another surprise: Marina Piller (ITA, Fischer). The South Tyrolean showed a good shape before the World Championships in front of her home crowd and was just 35 seconds behind. Kerttu Niskanen (FIN, Fischer skis and boots) came in tenth.

Olsson within favorite group at the World Champs
Just before the World Championships Johan Olsson was able to move closer to the favorite group in Val di Fiemme. After his season didn't turn out well due to health problems the Swede triumphated at the final test before the World Champs in Davos. Behind the Swede Dario Cologna finished second again in front of his home crowd - the Swiss was eleven seconds behind Olsson today. Maurice Manificat (FRA, Fischer skis and boots) started fast into the race but he lost second by second at the end of the race and ended in sixth spot ahead of Sjur Roethe (NOR, Fischer). The Austrian Johannes Dürr (AUT, Fischer) showed a great performance again and came in eighth followed by Finn Haagen Krogh (NOR, Fischer) and Evgeniy Belov (RUS, Fischer).
10k F Women, Davos (SUI):
1. Therese Johaug
NOR 26:16.7
2. Justyna Kowalczyk
POL 26:25.6
3. Kristin Stoermer Steira
NOR 26:30.1
4. Emma Wiken
SWE 26:34.5
5. Charlotte Kalla
SWE 26:36.1
6. Yulia Tchekaleva
RUS 26:40.6
7. Marina Piller
ITA 26:51.8
8. Riikka Sarasoja-lilja
FIN 26:56.0
9. Heidi Weng
NOR 26:57.5
10. Kerttu Niskanen
FIN 26:59.1
11. Riitta-liisa Roponen
FIN 27:08.3
12. Coraline Hugue
FRA 27:08.7
13. Katrin Zeller
GER 27:09.1
14. Jessica Diggins
USA 27:11.6
15. Elizabeth Stephen
USA 27:15.8
15k F Men, Davos (SUI):
1. Johan Olsson
SWE 00.34.47,50
2. Dario Cologna
SUI 00.34.59,30
3. Alexander Legkov
RUS 00.35.01,40
4. Axel Teichmann
GER 00.35.02,60
5. Matti Heikkinen
FIN 00.35.05,30
6. Maurice Manificat
FRA 00.35.08,60
7. Sjur Röthe
NOR 00.35.18,00
8. Johannes Dürr
AUT 00.35.22,70
9. Finn Haagen Krogh
NOR 00.35.24,00
10. Evgeniy Belov
RUS 00.35.27,40
11. Keishin Yoshida
JPN 00.35.31,50
12. Jean Marc Gaillard
FRA 00.35.32,20
13. Robin Duvillard
FRA 00.35.32,50
14. Petter jr Northug
NOR 00.35.35,40
15. Lukas Bauer
CZE 00.35.38,10