Cross Country Skiing

Sweden's Charlotte Kalla wins the 1st gold medal of Pyeongchang Olympics

Sweden's Charlotte Kalla wins the 1st gold medal of Pyeongchang Olympics

Charlotte Kalla won the gold and Marit Bjoergen made Olympic history.

In the first medal event of the Pyeongchang Games, Kalla won the women's 15-kilometer skiathlon by more than seven seconds on Saturday.

"It feels very good to be ahead of Marit," the Swede said. "She's a fantastic skier."

Despite her silver-medal finish in the cross-country skiing event, Bjoergen made the headlines by becoming the most decorated female Winter Olympian ever. The Norwegian won her 11th career medal to break a tie with Raisa Smetanina of Russia and Stefania Belmondo of Italy.

Other medals due to be awarded on Saturday include events in women's biathlon, men's ski...

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