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Winter Olympics: Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla wins first gold medal of Pyeongchang 2018

XXIII Olympic Winter Games
Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February
Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times

Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla won the women’s skiathlon to secure the first gold medal of Pyeongchang 2018.

She beat defending champion Marit Bjoergen by 7.8 seconds but the Norwegian, 37, still became the most decorated female Winter Olympian of all time.

Bjoergen’s silver means she now has a total of 11 medals.

Kalla won in a time of 40:44.9 to claim her third Olympic gold medal, while Finland’s Krista Parmakoski was third.

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