Therese Johaug

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Therese Johaug
Therese Johaug 2012.jpg
Personal information
Born (1988-06-25) 25 June 1988 (age 26)
Os, Hedmark, Norway
Height 162 cm (5 ft 4 in)[1]
Professional information
Club IL Nansen
Skis Fischer
World Cup
Seasons 2007–
Wins 7
Additional podiums 27
Total podiums 34

Therese Johaug (born 25 June 1988) is a Norwegian cross-country skier who has competed for the clubs Tynset IF and IL Nansen.[2] She is a three-time Olympic medallist.

Athletic career[edit]

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 Cup races 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 15 km pursuit and seventh in the 30 km mass start (classic) race.

Johaug won her first individual gold medal in the 30 km mass start race at the 2011 World Championships in Oslo. 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 freestyle race.

At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, she won the silver medal in the 30 km mass start (free) and the bronze medal in the 10 km classical, she also finished fourth in the 15 km skiathlon.

Johaug and compatriot Martin Johnsrud Sundby became the first Norwegians to win the Tour de Ski when they won the women's and men's competitions in the 2013-14 edition of the race.[4] Johaug subsequently won the overall and distance competitions in the 2013–14 FIS Cross-Country World Cup.[5]

She won the Birkebeinerrennet ski marathon in 2015 with a time of 2.41.46.


  1. ^ Norway Olympic Team and Media Guide Sochi 2014. Norway: Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports. 2014. p. 48. 
  2. ^ Berg, Stein (6 September 2008). "Johaug i Nansen". Østlendingen (in Norwegian). Retrieved 21 July 2009. 
  3. ^ Therese Johaug at the International Ski Federation
  4. ^ "Johaug and Sundby of Norway win Tour de Ski". Yahoo! Sports. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Therese Johaug and Martin Johnsrud Sundby races into record books". Fédération Internationale de Ski. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014.