Linn Svahn saw off Swedish teammate Jonna Sundling and Slovenia’s Anamarija Lampič to win the women's sprint classic event in Falun ©Getty Images

Sweden’s Linn Svahn made it back-to-back wins in the International Ski Federation (FIS) Cross-Country World Cup in Falun, while Norway’s Johannes Høsflot Klæbo returned to the top of the podium in today’s other sprint event.

After winning the 10-kilometre classic mass start competition yesterday, Svahn continued her fine form by triumphing in the sprint classic contest in the Swedish city.

Svahn took the victory in a time of 3min 13.17sec to see off compatriot Jonna Sundling and Slovenia’s Anamarija Lampič who both finished just 0.33 adrift of the winner.

It was Svahn’s fifth victory of the season, moving her up to third in the sprint standings and seventh in the World Cup overall leaderboard.

"It’s a course where you really have to pull everything out and to take everything you can into the next section," said Svahn.

"I had super-fast skis today and I could follow my plan which brought me to win today."

There was a photo finish for second with sprint World Cup leader Lampič edging Sundling.

"Yesterday was really hard for me because I was suffering from the start," said Lampič.

"I was not sure what shape I was in and I had really stiff legs in qualification so I thought that today was maybe not my day.

"But when I ended in ninth place in qualifying I got a new motivation - and nine is my lucky number - so I knew I could fight to the very end and it was worth it."

In the men’s sprint classic event, Klæbo registered his first victory since winning the 15km classic in Ruka in Finland last November.

It was his 11th sprint success of his career which equals Jens Arne Svartedal’s all-time World Cup record.

Klæbo stormed to victory in 2:48.22 – almost two seconds ahead of Sweden’s Oskar Svensson.

Third place went to Norwegian Håvard Solås Taugbøl who was 2.80 further back.

After 22 of the 32 events, Russia’s Alexander Bolshunov remains the overall World Cup leader on 1,613 points.

Ivan Yakimushkin of Russia is second on 774 with Frenchman Maurice Manificat third on 588.

The women’s overall World Cup standings is led by American Jessie Diggins on 1,174.

She is followed by Yulia Stupak on 904 and American Rosie Brennan on 879.

The FIS Cross-Country World Cup is due to resume in Ulricehamn in Sweden with men’s and women’s competitions scheduled to take place on February 6 and 7.