RAMSAU, Austria -- Finland's Myka Myllylae won his second gold medal in the Nordic Ski World Championship Monday, powering through the men's 10-kilometer classical-style race.
Myllylae, who won the opening 30K, finished in 24 minutes, 19.2 seconds. Austria's Alois Stadlober was second, 15.5 seconds back. Norway's Odd-Bjorn Hjelmeset finished third, 17.9 seconds behind.Russia's Alexei Prokurorov was fourth, and Norwegian star Bjorn Daehlie, the Olympic 10K champion, finished fifth.
Norway's Bente Martinsen, the bronze medalist in the 1998 Nagano Olympics, won the women's 5K classical-style race, finishing in 12:49.8. Russia's Olga Danilova was second, 12.7 seconds back.
"It was a very good race for me. I had good skis and everything went very well," said Martinsen, the first Norwegian female winner since 1991.
Katerina Neumannova of the Czech Republic, the silver medalist in Nagano, finished third, 17.2 seconds behind.
Nina Kemppel of Anchorage, Alaska, was the top U.S. skier, finishing 58th in 15:01.1. Wendy Kay Wagner of Park City was 69th in 15:40.6; Rebecca Quinn of Gunnison, Colo., finished 70th in 15:41.1; Tessa Benoit of South Pomfret, Vt., was 73rd in 16:42.3.
The 5K is the first leg of the pursuit, which will conclude Tuesday with the 10K freestyle.
"I am much better in classical than in skating," Martinsen said. "I will try my best but I think it will be too hard for me."
On Sunday, Germany's Martin Schmitt won the opening jumping event.
Schmitt earned 263.4 points for jumps of 126 and 129.5 meters on the K120 hill. Countryman Sven Hannawald was second, 1.7 points back.