Bjoergen grabs second world title
Sat, 26 Feb 11:41:00 2011
Marit Bjoergen claimed her second Nordic World Ski Championships gold of the week on home soil in Oslo – taking victory in the 15km pursuit.
The Norwegian had already delighted the home crowd earlier in the week when she topped the podium in the individual sprint.
And the three-time Vancouver Winter Olympic gold medallist was at it again in the 15km pursuit, dominating the field to win in 38.08.6 minutes.
Bjoergen’s dominance meant defending champion Justyna Kowalczyk was forced to settle for silver in 38.16.1 minutes.
And there was further celebration for the home crowd with another Norwegian - Therese Johaug – completing the top three to take her second World Championship bronze having appeared on the podium in Sapporo in 2007.
Bjoergen wins 15km pursuit gold