Sweden's Kalla wins first gold of PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games

Source: Xinhua| 2018-02-10 16:50:12|Editor: ZD
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Champion Sweden's Charlotte Kalla (C), second placed Norway's Marit Bjoergen (L) and third placed Finland's Krista Parmakoski celebrate after the Ladies' 7.5km + 7.5km Skiathlon of Cross-Country Skiing at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games at the Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre in PyeongChang, South Korea, on Feb. 10, 2018. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)

PYEONGCHANG, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Charlotte Kalla of Sweden claimed the first gold of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games by winning the women's skiathlon at the Alpensia cross-country skiing center here on Saturday.

Kalla came first in a time of 40 minutes and 44.9 seconds in the discipline which combines 7.5 km classic and 7.5 km freestyle skiing.

Marit Bjoergen of Norway took the silver in 40: 52.7 and Krista Parmakoski of Finland won the bronze in 40: 55.0.

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