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Therese Johaug

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Therese Johaug (born 25 June 1988 in Os, Hedmark) is a Norwegian cross-country skier. Johaug has competed for the clubs Tynset IF and IL Nansen.[2]


After skiing some domestic races in the 2006 season, Johaug took part at the Norwegian Championships in 2007, winning a bronze at the 7.5 km + 7.5 km double pursuit event.[3] She was selected for two World Cupraces prior to the World Championships, finishing eighth and 33rd in two interval start races over 10 km, which was enough to be selected for competition in the 30 km distance at the 2007 Sapporo World Championships where she won a surprising bronze medal.

At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, she won gold in the 4 x 5 km relay, came sixth in the 7.5 km + 7.5 km double pursuit and seventh in the 30 km mass start race.

Johaug won her first individual gold medal in the 30 km mass start race at the 2011 World Championships inOslo. She also won gold in the 4 x 5 km relay, bronze in the 7.5 km + 7.5 km double pursuit and fourth in the 10 km individual start.

At the 2013 World Championships she won her second individual gold medal in the 10 km freestylerace.


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