Johaug crowned his career by winning a 30-kilometer group start at Holmenkollen in front of a home crowd.
Norwegian Therese Johaug took an overwhelming victory in the women’s 30 kilometer (p) race at Holmenkollen in Norway on Saturday. Second skiing Krista Pärmäkoski. Kerttu Niskanen was fourth losing to Sweden To Jonna Sundling only 1.5 seconds.
The competition was the last in Johaug’s career. He skied to the finish line with two Norwegian flags. He stopped before the finish line and thanked the audience before crossing the finish line with tears in his eyes with tears in his eyes.
In the end, the difference to Pärmäkoski, which was well over a minute, narrowed to 19.4 seconds due to the final ceremonies. Sundling and Niskanen lost to Johaug just over half a minute.
In the competition the tension of victory dissipated quickly. Johaug escaped in good time, and already at seven kilometers the difference with the next was more than ten seconds. In the middle of the race, the lead was over 40 seconds.
Niskanen and Pärmäkoski skied after a long run in Johling’s group in Sundling, Austria Teresa StadloberinGermany Katharina Henningin as well as Norway Marte Skaanesin and Heidi Wengin with.
The entire Seitsikko changed skis after 21.6 kilometers, but Pärmäkoski escaped a bit thanks to a quick ski change. Niskanen skied in Pärmäkoski, and the Finns escaped from the others for a while.
However, Sundling, Stadlober and Henning reached the Finns after a few kilometers.
About four kilometers before the goal, Pärmäkoski ran away again, and this time he did not lose his lead.
Niskanen lost the bronze tension cannon to Sundling, but managed to keep Henning behind by 0.9 seconds.
About other Finns Johanna Matintalo was 12th and Anne Kyllönen 13: s.
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