Norway’s Therese Johaug doubled her gold medal tally at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf by triumphing in the women’s 10 kilometre cross-country event.
The cross-country race had the sole gold medal on offer today at the International Ski Federation (FIS) event, which resumed following yesterday’s rest day.
Johaug had already triumphed in the women’s skiathlon event and the defending champion produced a dominant display in the 10km freestyle.
The 32-year-old powered away from her rivals to triumph in a time of 23min 9.8sec.
She enjoyed a comfortable 54 second margin of victory over Sweden’s Frida Karlsson, who finished as the runner-up in 24:04.
Karlsson now has two silver medals at this year’s World Championships, after finishing second to Johaug in the skiathlon.
A repeat podium from the skiathlon was completed when Ebba Andersson crossed the line in third place, with the Swedish skier ending in 24:16.7.
Johaug has now earned 12 World Championship titles during her career.
The Norwegian will now have her sights set on a hat-trick of titles in Oberstdorf, when she attempts to defend her 30km crown on Saturday (March 6).
Qualification took place later in the day in the women’s large hill ski jumping competition.
The top qualifier was Marita Kramer of Austria with a points total of 153.3.
Newly crowned normal hill champion Ema Klinec of Slovenia qualified in second with 148.8 points, while Sara Takanashi of Japan qualified in third with 146.2 points.