Olympic Gold to Sweden

The Winter Olympic Games 2018 in PyeongChang Korea has started – and how it started.

Charlotte Kalla from Sweden took the first Olympic Gold of the Games by winning the Skiathlon race today.

The 30-year-old beat defending champion Marit Bjoergen by 7.8 seconds but the Norwegian still became the most decorated female Winter Olympian of all time.

Bjoergen’s silver means that the 37-year-old now has a total of 11 medals.

Kalla won in a time of 40:44.9 to claim her third Olympic gold medal, while Finland’s Krista Parmakoski was third.

Skiathlon is a mass start 15km cross country event in which competitors have to swap techniques midway through the race.

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