Therese Johaug (NOR)
Marit Bjoergen (NOR), Therese Johaug (NOR), Yulia Tchekaleva (RUS) (l-r)
Therese Johaug (NOR)
Marit Bjoergen (NOR)
Yulia Tchekaleva (RUS)
Miriam Gössner (GER)

THERESE JOHAUG BECOMES 10K FREE WORLD CHAMPION

26.02.2013
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Therese Johaug (NOR, Fischer) is the new World Champion in 10k free race ahead of her team mate Marit Bjoergen (NOR, Fischer skis and boots) and Yulia Tchekaleva (RUS, Fischer). Miriam Gössner (GER, Fischer) shortly missed the podium.
Johaug fast during the second half of the race
Therese Johaug celebrated her World Championship title after an exciting duel with her compatriot Marit Bjoergen. After five kilometres the Norwegians were fighting head-to-head but during the second half of the race Johaug was able to extemd her lead from intermediate point to intermediate point. After crossing the line Johaug was 10.2 seconds ahead of Bjoergen. Bronce medal surprisingly came to Russian Yulia Tchekaleva who showed a great race from start to finish and was always fighting for a medal. Just half a second behind biathlon loan Miriam Gössner finished fourth. Olympic Champion Charlotte Kalla (SWE, Fischer) and Riitta-Liisa Roponen (FIN, Fischer skis and boots) came in seventh and eighth, Coraline Hugue (FRA, Fischer skis and boots) was ranked tenth.


10k free Women, Val di Fiemme (ITA):
1. Therese Johaug
NOR 25:23.4
2. Marit Bjoergen
NOR 25:33.6
3. Yulia Tchekaleva
RUS 25:56.1
4. Miriam Goessner
GER 25:56.6
5. Elizabeth Stephen
USA 26:04.6
6. Heidi Weng
NOR 26:06.6
7. Charlotte Kalla
SWE 26:09.0
8. Riitta-liisa Roponen
FIN 26:12.7
9. Kristin Stoermer Steira
NOR 26:25.0
10. Coraline Hugue
FRA 26:26.2
11. Katrin Zeller
GER 26:26.6
12. Riikka Sarasoja-lilja
FIN 26:27.1
13. Mariya Guschina
RUS 26:30.4
14. Kaisa Maekaeraeinen
FIN 26:33.9
15. Krista Lahteenmaki
FIN 26:35.4