Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo leads Norway's men to cross country team sprint world title, Sweden take women's crown

The triple Olympic champion Klaebo attacked on the final climb to win his second gold in Oberstdorf at the 2021 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. More details and highlights here.

By Ed Knowles
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An incredible finish by cross-country skier Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo secured gold for Norway in the men’s team sprint event at the 2021 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships after Sweden had taken first place in the women’s.

Coming into the final lap, triple Olympic champion Klaebo had 4.3s to make up, after his partner Erik Valnes finished his effort.

Klaebo, 24, chose to be patient and then attacked aggressively on the final climb to take the win by 1.68s.

Finland took second place in the men's event, with the team representing the Russian Ski Federation finishing in third.

It was the second world championship medal in Oberstdorf for Klaebo after his win in the 30km classical sprint race.

Sweden claim women's title

In the women’s, Jonna Sundling took over the lead established by Maja Dahlqvist for Sweden.

Sundling withheld a late charge from Switzerland’s PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympian Nadine Faehndrich.

Along with Laurien van der Graaff, the Swiss team took silver.

Slovenia pair of Eva Urevc and Anamarija Lampic came third.