[OLY] Swedish cross-country skier Kalla wins 1st gold medal: Yonhap

Lim Chang-won Reporter Posted : 2018-02-10 17:58 Updated : 2018-02-13 15:47
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SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Aju News) -- Swedish cross-country skier Charlotte Kalla grabbed the first gold medal of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics after winning the women's skiathlon event here on Saturday.

Kalla clocked a time of 40 minutes, 44.9 seconds in the 15-kilometer skiathlon competition at Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, some 182 kilometers east of Seoul.

Defending champion Marit Bjoergen of Norway, also a six-time Olympic gold medalist, was second at 40:52.7, followed by Krista Parmakoski of Finland at 40:55.