Olympia 2022: Katharina Hennig misses a medal over 10 km – Therese Johaug wins crime thriller for gold

Katherine Sauerbrey also presented herself very well. The Olympic debutant, who was 13th in the skiathlon, finished eleventh over the 10 km.

Among other things, Sauerbrey was faster than Sweden’s great hope for a medal, Frida Karlsson, who only finished twelfth. Antonia Fräbel came in 28th, Laura Gimmler was 33rd.

Better than Katharina Hennig was Claudia Nystad, who won silver in the sprint 16 years ago. Hennig was 11.9 seconds short of bronze.

“I’m super happy that I was able to give 100 percent of my performance at the big event,” Hennig said after the race on “ZDF”.

Hennig: “My plan worked”

“I learned my lessons from the skiathlon and tried to start with the handbrake on”; she explained her tactics and added: “I did it. I stuck to the plan and it worked.”

Due to Sauerbrey’s convincing performance, there are justified hopes for a medal for the DSV relay on Saturday. “You can flirt with it, but you can’t count on it. We’ll give everything for it and fight like pigs,” said Hennig.

Johaug wins crime thriller for gold – Pärmäkoski wins crime thriller for bronze

Therese Johaug was again unstoppable five days after her victory in the skiathlon, but had to tremble for her second gold for a long time. Kerttu Niskanen, who started after her, was mostly faster than the Norwegian, but she lost a bit in the last few meters and missed Johaug’s best time of 28:06.3 minutes by just 0.4 seconds.

As in 2018, third place went to Niskanen’s teammate Krista Pärmäkoski, who beat Natalia Nepryaeva (ROC) by 0.1 seconds.

For Johaug, who missed the 2018 Olympics due to a doping ban, it was the third gold medal of her career. The 33-year-old is the second double Olympic champion in Beijing. Before her, the Slovenian ski jumper Ursa Bogataj had already won gold in singles and mixed.

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