An impressive 71% of all medals were won on Fischer Speedmax 3D skis; 66% in Fischer Speedmax boots; and 78% on TURNAMIC® bindings set-ups. The acknowledged queen of Oberstdorf, Norway’s Therese Johaug, who emerged as world champion from each of her four races, also put her faith in the total Fischer race package to enable to her dominate the action. Johannes Høsflot Klæbo returned home to his native Norway following a dramatic 50 Km Mass Start as a three-time world champion, while countryman Emil Iversen could celebrate his first individual World Championships title after already earning relay gold. Another Norwegian, Hans Christer Holund, added to Fischer’s sparkling medal tally with gold in 15 Km Skating, relay gold, and bronze in Skiathlon. His Norwegian teammates Heidi Weng and Erik Valnes each contributed a bronze and a silver to the total.
Norwegian dominance inside the Nordic stadium was unmistakable, though the Swedish women, among others, put up powerful resistance. Frida Karlsson of Sweden battled her way to two silvers and a bronze, while countrywoman Ebba Andersson won two bronze medals. Other notable contributors to Fischer’s impressive medal count success were both the Russian men’s and women’s relay teams, the Slovenian sprinters, the Finnish men in Teamsprint along with a Finnish women’s relay team.
The Nordic Combined debuted as a women’s World Championships event and saw a historic medal sweep on Fischer by Norway as Gyda Westvold Hansen and sisters Mari and Marte Leinan Lund took the top spots. Fischer Race Family athletes won every medal in the individual events of the Nordic Combined. At the top of this list was Jarl Magnus Riiber of Norway with two golds and two silvers. Junior world champion Johannes Lamparter of Austria showed with his impressive two-title performance that he is ready to hold his own with the world elite.
In Ski Jumping, Norwegian Maren Lundby entered her name in the record book as the first ever female world champion on the large hill, then added to her medal haul with two silvers and a bronze. Germany’s Karl Geiger withstood the pressure of competing as the local favorite and became the most successful jumper of these championships with two golds, a silver, and a bronze. Winning the entire array of medals, one each of gold, silver, and bronze, was some consolation to Austrian Stefan Kraft for his limited, injury-riddled season. Additional teams - some of them entirely outfitted in Fischer - from Germany, Austria, and Norway kept the Fischer medal count soaring in all the various team events.
“We are, of course, extremely happy with the very successful showing at the World Camps in Oberstdorf. Aside from all the race wins, what’s most important to us is that we really overcame some challenging outside conditions. We went to great efforts here on-site, which really paid off. We had outstanding competition gear for our athletes to be very successful in every event. That obviously makes us even twice as happy”, said Gerhard Urain, Nordic Racing Director at Fischer, as a wrap-up of the world championships in Oberstdorf.