Ski star Johaug models for top fashion store

Norwegian cross-country skiing star Therese Johaug has become the new face of high-end Oslo department store Eger Karl Johan.

Ski star Johaug models for top fashion store
Photo: Baard Lunde

The hugely popular 23-year-old athlete has been in high demand as a model since emerging as one of the sport’s hottest new talents.  

But despite several recent brushes with the advertising world, including a high-profile hair care campaign last year,  Johaug said she was amazed to get the call from the swanky store.

“I just had to convince myself it wasn’t a joke,” she told newspaper Dagbladet, reminding readers that she wasn’t accustomed to the glitz and glamour of the fashion world.

“I grew up wearing base layers and looking out on a barn, so obviously it’s great fun for me to be involved in something like this.”  

Johaug shot to instant fame when she delighted the ski-mad nation with a stirring World Championship gold medal performance in the gruelling 30km mass start race on home snow last March.

“In Johaug we have found not just a Scandinavian ski star but an international model,” said Eger co-owner Carl Erik Krefting.

Photo: Baard Lunde

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Norway’s Tande jumps into 2017 with Four Hills second round win

Norway's Daniel Andre Tande won the second round of the Four Hills ski jumping event at Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Sunday ahead of Poland's Kamil Stoch and Austrian Stefan Kraft.

Norway's Tande jumps into 2017 with Four Hills second round win
Tande crushed the competition at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix
Tande crushed his rivals by scoring 289.2 points following two jumps of 138.0m and 142.0m, with Stoch achieving 286pts and Kraft 282.4pts.
Kraft, the overall Four Hills winner in 2015, had won the opening round in Oberstdorf ahead of Stoch on Friday.
Overall World Cup leader Domen Prevc of Slovenia finished fifth with 278.5pts.
The competition heads to Austria next week with the final two rounds in Innsbruck on January 4 and Bischofshofen two days later.