Norway’s relay team of four women at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland won the country’s latest gold medal(s) on Thursday. The team was made up of Maiken Caspersen Falla, Heidi Weng, Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen and the unstoppable Marit Bjørgen.
The Norwegian women, who already have won several gold medals at the world championships including Bjørgen’s 10-kilometer triumph on Tuesday, shook off their Swedish rivals, who won silver, and those from Finland, who won bronze.
It was Bjørgen’s third gold medal during the competition that began last week and it leaves the Norwegian women with the classic “full pot” of five victories after five races. They’ve simply been sensational in Finland, winning every race they enter.
Now they’re poised to continue their sweep, if they also win the last and final event, the 30-kilometer race on Saturday. They’re going for six out of six, a feat unmatched since Russian women won all the gold medals at the world championships in 1996.