SEEFELD / OSLO (Dagbladet): It is the moment Therese Johaug (30) have been waiting for in 863 days.
There are 863 days ago the oktoberdagen where she had life turned on its head. Where she tearful told that she had made a positive dopingprøve, and went for a uncertain future in the face. She was through several courts, and lost both the world CHAMPIONSHIP in 2017 and the OLYMPICS in 2018.
This season she was back. And she has won everything she has lined up in - after the sprint in Lillehammer, norway.
Everything else than gold would have been a huge disappointment, even though the main character even bedyret yesterday that it not only was to get medals in a world CHAMPIONSHIP. She said even yesterday that the goal her was one mesterskapsmedalje:
I ask for respect for that it is not only to retrieve the medals. It is an insane work that should be done, and I know that you must know blodsmaken in the mouth and syra in the body if you to experience her dream here. It looks very easy, certainly, to those who sit in the couch and watching. I can assure them that it is not, told Johaug.GOLD: It is the moment Therese Johaug (30) have been waiting for in 863 days. She was completely superior in Saturday's 15 miles. Video: Kristoffer Løkås / Dagbladet Show more ALONE IN the LEAD: Therese Johaug took a mile to get a hatch to its competitors. After that she went alone. Photo: Bjørn Langsem / Dagbladet Show more Gold
After having been quiet in the field in the first 500 meters, fired her up, the pace up the first long hill. On the first passage after 1,1 km, there were three left in the front. Johaug, Ingvild Flugstad Østberg and Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen.
a Few miles later had Natalya Neprjajeva comes up to the other two, but Johaug had been a weed. The she lost her never. It quickly went from three seconds up to 17 seconds.
When they passed the after half of the race and switched from classical to freestyle was luka back to the jagende trio 24 seconds.
And luka just increased and increased. It was Johaugs big day.
" It means a lot. I have seen up to this championship in two years now. Finally I could come here and know the feeling. I have to thank the guys in the hut. I could just fly up all the hills and was almost not stiff, " says Johaug to NRK.
Johaug even has told that she would be happy with one mesterskapsmedalje in the world cup. If she keeps this form, it can quickly become four:
This was oppskriftsmessig. Johaug had a plan to not go to before in andrerunden, and when was the distance great also. This is insanely well performed by them. I'm kjempehappy. I'm glad to see that they succeed and deliver when they deliver, says coach Ole Morten Iversen of Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet.
there Will be four gold now?
" We must be careful not to say it, but she seems strong. You go to the fort to hang out with her, so we have to say. It looks promising.Medaljedrama
Behind Johaug, it was a real battle for silver and bronze between Østberg, Uhrenholdt Jacobsen and Neprjajeva.
They had a difficult battle, ten seconds behind the chased a train of runners with, among others, Called, Karlsson, Weng and Pärmäkoski.
A mile before the finish was Ingvild Flugstad Østberg, and she took the silver in front of Neprjajeva. In goal, she was 57 seconds behind Johaug.CELEBRATED TOGETHER: Ingvild Flugstad Østberg and Therese Johaug. Photo: Bjørn Langsem / Dagbladet Show more
Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen was number four in front of the Swedish cellist Frida Karlsson, who impressed immensely with to take a fifth place.
I am so happy, proud and pleased at once. it was a struggle today. It was tough with the group behind as the came closer and closer. I did what was recommended and go in the last ground. So safet and I drove extremely careful in the last nedoverbakken. But it kept in, " says Flugstad Østberg to NRK.
She was also very proud of the team and treningsveninne Therese Johaug:
- It is so deserved with medal of Therese. It has been a long journey for her.the SKI world CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM Thursday 21. February
At 12: 00 noon Prologue sprint: Sprint freestyle women and gentlemen Kl 14.00 Finals: Sprint freestyle women and gentlemenFriday 22. February
At 10: 30 Am Jump storbakke: Combined (HS120 in Innsbruck) At 16.15 Combined cross-country skiing: 10 kmSaturday 23. February
11: 00 Am 15 mile skibytte: Women At 12: 30 pm 30 miles skibytte: Gentlemen At 14.30 Jump Storbakke: GentlemenSunday 24. February
Kl 09.15 semi-finals lagsprint: cross-country Skiing women and gentlemen At 10: 30 Am Jump lagsprint: Combined At 11: 30 Finals lagsprint: Sprint freestyle cross-country skiing women and gentlemen 13.30 Hrs Lagsprint combined 2 x 7.5 km cross-country skiing At 14.45 Lagkonkurranse jump: InnsbruckTuesday, 26. February
13.30 Hrs 10 km classic: Women 16.00 Qualification jump: Womenon Wednesday the 27th. February
Kl 14.00 15 km classic: Gentlemen At 16.15 Jump: WomenThursday, 28. February
11: 00 Am Jump normalbakke: Combined At 13: 00, Relay cross-country skiing: Women, 4x5 km Kl 15.15 Combined cross-country skiing: 10 kmFriday 1. march
Kl 13.15 Relay cross-country skiing, Gentlemen, 4x10 km 16.00 Jumps Gentlemen, normalbakkeSaturday 2. march
11: 00 Am Lagkonkurranse combined: Jump normalbakke At 12.15 30 miles: Women, freestyle At 14.45 Lagkonkurranse combined: cross-country Skiing 4x5 km 16.00 Mixed lagkonkurranse jump: normalbakkeSunday 3. march
At 13: 00, 50 miles: Gentlemen, freestyle
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