Discussion

Northug wins individual 15K at Nordic Worlds

Updated: February 27, 2013, 10:41 AM ET
Associated Press

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy -- Petter Northug won his first gold medal of this year's Nordic world championships on Wednesday in the 15-kilometer individual freestyle.

The Norwegian beat Johan Olsson of Sweden by 11.8 seconds, finishing in 34 minutes, 37.1 seconds. Tord Asle Gjerdalen was third, 22.3 seconds behind Northug.

"I knew from the first races that I was in good shape so my plan was to attack for the gold medal, so I gave it my all," Northug said. "Today is the day you dream of ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

ESPN TOP HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM