Sweden wins 1st gold medal in PyeongChang

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Kalla clocked a time of 40min 44.9sec to triumph by a margin of 7.8 seconds over Norway's Marit Bjørgen, who beat her to the gold medal in the same event at Sochi 2014. It was her 11th medal - six gold, four silver and a bronze.

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"I was quite nervous today and the Olympics is something I have focused on for a long, long time".

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"It was really exciting and fun to compete today".

The 15km race, also known as the skiathlon, is split into two parts; it starts with 7.5km using the classical technique followed by freestyle on the second leg.

Bjoergen took the 11th Olympic medal by finishing second in 40:52.7.

The indefatigable Bjørgen has designs on returning to the podium at PyeongChang 2018: "I am here to take medals". It is my fifth Olympics and still to be there.

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But while the 37-year-old Bjoergen, who won three gold medals at the 2010 Vancouver Games and three more in Sochi, proved she's still a dominant figure in the sport she admitted there is a noticeable changing of the guard happening in the sport. I felt so happy crossing the line but also relieved.

One more medal will move her into a tie with Norwegian Bjoern Daehlie for the most Olympic medals by a cross-country skier of all-time. "Charlotte was stronger than me". "I try to look forward all of the time".

Kalla became the first Swedish woman to claim three gold medals at the Olympic Winter Games, which equaled Agneta Andersson as the Swedish woman with most Olympic gold medals.

The Norwegians have now tied Russian Federation for the most medals all time in women's cross-country skiing with 37.

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