Therese Johaug took her again on Tuesday.
The 10-kilometer (v) World Championship gold was second to the 32-year-old Norwegian at the Oberstdorf Games and 12th in his career.
However, a show was seen in a German village on Tuesday that even Johaug has not yet saturated the ski people with.
He defeated Sweden’s second-placed Frida Karlsson by 54.2 seconds.
Bronze medalist Ebba Andersson lost more than a minute.
- It didn't take more than ten minutes on Tuesday, so the difference was huge.
I wouldn’t have believed in skiing just like that.
Quite a shocking difference, Harta Kirvesniemi of Ilta-Sanomat summarizes.
The lion’s share of the winning margin, 45 seconds, came only on the second five-kilometer run.
Johaug began his ten-kilometer contract relatively calmly, but as the journey progressed, his physical superiority became clear to all.
- The pace of the second round was absolutely awful.
He was the only one who was able to maintain his pace and rhythm even as the ski glide weakened.
Even with his eyes, he could already see how the punch of the others began to clot on the second run, especially on the highlands, but Johaugin did not.
According to statistical service Gracenote, Johaug's profit margin was the largest in 59 years on the 10-kilometer World Championships.
Johaug also took the 10-kilometer intermediate start (p) two years ago at the Seefeld World Championships.
Even then, Karlsson was second, and the difference was a paltry 12 seconds.
The Swedish media in particular were enthusiastic about the storm warning of their super promise at the time.
Karlsson and Andersson have since been painted as Johaug's mantle heirs, plungers from power.
Saturday's cross-country skiing further raised the hopes of the Swedes.
Karlsson and Andersson were second and third in combined skiing as well, but both of them remained within tolerable distance from Johaug.
Either now, it was thought.
On Tuesday, however, reality struck brutally in the face.
Johaug, who described ten as the best performance of his career in free time, would also shed light on why the Swedish duo stayed so close to cross-country skiing.
- I didn't ski full skiathlon.
I was silent when I heard that I would lead by 28 seconds.
I thought there were still many important races ahead, he said, according to Expressen.
The rhetoric of the Swedish ski media became much more temperate after the crushing defeat on Tuesday.
- Frida skied a great race, but then there is Therese Johaug, who is scary good.
They (Karlsson and Andersson) met a monster, ski expert Anders Blomquist updated with SVT.
In Norway, the words of praise attached to Johaugan have been in danger of running out.
Perhaps the very evaluation came from the mouth of national teammate Tiril Udnes Weng.
- Therese could compete in men.
He is the wildest monster that exists, Weng threw at VG.
Therese Johaug's pace on Tuesday was completely in a class of its own. Photo: Emmi Korhonen / Lehtikuva
To the chagrin of the race sisters, Johaug is and will remain in the women’s series.
She is now third only in the number of world championships, followed only by Jelena Välbe (14 gold) and Marit Björgen (18 gold).
Johaug's award showcase is likely to be filled with at least one more gold in Oberstdorf.
For the traditional thirties, it is pointless to even name any notable challenger.
- It is wild to even think if Johaug would fully invest until he was 42 years old like Riitta-Liisa (Roponen, who skied 10th on Tuesday).
Others get to develop quite a bit to put even a little in the combs, Kirvesniemi says.