Katharina Althaus is world champion

24. 02. 2023

Katharina Althaus is world champion

On the second day of competition at the 43rd FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Planica 2023, Sweden's Jonna Sundling and Norway's Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo defended their world titles in the sprint race in classic technique.

Sweden's women's team dominated the final round as they claimed the first four places, with Emma Ribom and Maja Dahlqvist finishing 2nd and 3rd.

The men's sprint race in classic technique was all about Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo. The Norwegian won his third world title in this discipline as he cruised to the victory in the finals, with time to give a victory wave to the fans. A photo finish decided second place, as Norway's Pål Golberg was just two hundreds of a second faster than Jules Chappaz from France.

Katharina Althaus clinched her first career individual world title on the normal hill at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Planica 2023. The German, who succeeded 2021 World Champion Slovenian Ema Klinec, was joined on the podium by Austria's Eva Pinkelnig and Norway's Anna Odine Stroem.

Men ski jumping get's under way

On Friday the men's ski jumping qualification will begin and the women's Nordic Combined champion will be crowned for only the second time in history. All eyes will be on Norway's Gyda Westvold Hansen, who won the first ever title in 2021. 


You may not know...

  • Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo won his first individual title in sprint classic technique in Seefeld 2019

  • Swedish cross-country skier Jonna Sundling defended her Obersdorf 2021 world title, becoming only the third cross-country skier in history to win at least two gold medals in sprint the at the World Championships.

  • Altitude of Nordic Center Planica is 910m. In Slovenia there are two mountain tops called Planica. One is on Karawanke ridge, altitude is 1508m. Other is Planica under mountain Krn and is 1376m high.

Accompanying Programme

24.02. | 16:30 | Media Centre, Planica 

  • Quality life in the Alps for all

    Eva Štravs Podlogar; Director at Development Agency for Upper Gorenjska
    Dr. Matej Ogrin; geographer, professor at the Faculty of Arts, President of the NGO
    CIPRA Slovenia

26.02. | 13:30 | Media Centre, Planica

  • Sport is power, knowledge is in the book
    Katja Stergar Acting Director of the Slovenian Book Agency
    Tadej Golob writer, mountaineer, columnist, journalist
    Klemen Bauer; biathlete, several times participant in the Olympic Games
    Sara Isaković; swimmer, Olympic silver medallist, performance psychologist

Entertainment & Ceremonies

24.02. | 12:00 | Fun Arena, Planica

  • Animation & Veseli Begunjčani

24.02. | 20:23 | Medal Plaza, Kranjska Gora 

  • Medal Ceremony
    Cross-country W & M sprint,
    Cross-country Men skiathlon
    Nordic combine Women HS102/5km
    Ski Jumping Women HS102

| 21:00 | Medal Plaza, Kranjska Gora 

  • Xequtifz - Concert

25.02. | 12:00 | Fun Arena, Planica

  • Animation & Smooth Band - Concert

| 19:00 | Medal Plaza, Kranjska Gora

  • Ansambel Saše Avsenika - Concert

| 20:23 | Medal Plaza, Kranjska Gora

  • Medal Ceremony
    Cross-country Women skiathlon
    Ski jumping Women team
    Nordic combine Man HS102/10km individual

| 21:00 | Medal Plaza, Kranjska Gora

  • Ansambel Saše Avsenika - Concert

Find the Entertainment programme for the following days here.