Sweden's Kalla takes Games' first gold, Bjoergen makes history

Sweden's Kalla takes Games' first gold, Bjoergen makes history

Sweden's Kalla takes Games' first gold, Bjoergen makes history

Sweden's Charlotte Kalla attacked on the first climb of the last lap to win the first of 102 gold medals on offer at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, in the women's 15-kilometre skiathlon cross-country ski race.

In addition to witnessing Winter Olympians receiving their hard-won medals, fans can easily access the Superstore, where they can purchase official goods after checking out the Olympic cauldron and trying VR technology.

"I am here to take medals", the 37-year-old Bjørgen said, according to NBC Sports.

Krista Parmakoski of Finland won the bronze.

Jordan Peele Announces Free Presidents' Day Screening of 'Get Out'
Free tickets will be first-come, first-served, and may only be picked up at the AMC box office on February 19 . Head on over to www.getoutoneyearlater.com to see if a free screening is being held at an AMC theater near you.

Bjørgen's runners-up finish secured her an 11th Olympic medal, setting a record for women in any sport at the Winter Olympics. "It is my fifth Olympics and still to be there, I am happy with that".

The Netherlands claimed four medals in just five minutes, with three Dutch women sweeping the 3,000m podium in the speed skating and Sjinkie Knegt taking silver in the short-track men's 1500m.

The most attention-grabbing event of the day for however is the debut of the unified Korean women's ice hockey team which will face off against Switzerland.

Norway's Marit Bjoergen entered the history books Saturday at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

David Gleirscher, Chris Mazdzer lead surprising upset over favorite Felix Loch
For the Olympics , you've just got to go for it. "I don't really know what's going on". It will take me several days to be able to realize it".

They are rank outsiders in the tournament for which they only qualified by virtue of being the host nation, and are likely to suffer defeat against the Swiss.

"[It means] a lot", Kalla said of her victory.

Charlotte Kalla became the triple Olympic champion.

Her collection includes three gold medals from Vancouver 2010 and three from Sochi 2014.

United Nations clears NK official's visit to S. Korea
North Korea announced last month that it would hold a big event to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of its military. Tours from the South to the resort were closed after a South Korean tourist was shot by a North Korean guard in 2008.

Related news