Gold rush continued for skiers

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Norway’s winter sports stars had a day off along with all their rivals at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf on Monday. They could spend it admiring their piles of medals won during the weekend.

The Norwegian skiers and ski jumpers were once again way ahead of the pack, with a total of 17 medals after four days of competition. That includes six gold medals, the latest won by Therese Johaug in the women’s 15-kilometer skiathlon and team competition in sprints and combined jumping and skiing.

Norway also holds six silver medals, including one for Maren Lundby in women’s ski jumping, a mixed team of men and women jumpers, and in both the men’s and women’s sprint to Erik Valnes and Maiken Caspersen Falla respectively.

An additional five bronze medals leaves Norway towering over it next-closest competing nation, Sweden, with four medals (two of them gold) and Germany with three (one of them gold). Competiton resumes Tuesday when Johaug will be back in action.

newsinenglish.no staff