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[PyeongChang 2018] Norway's Marit Bjoergen wins final gold of PyeongChang 2018 in cross-country skiing

Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjoergen won the final gold medal of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Sunday.

Bjoergen won the ladies' 30-kilometer mass start classic at Alpensia Cross-Country Centre in PyeongChang in one hour, 22 minutes and 17.6 seconds. It was the last event at PyeongChang 2018, which will draw to a conclusion with a closing ceremony later Sunday.

Bjoergen of Norway celebrates winning the Women`s Cross Country 30 km Mass Start Classic race at the Alpensia Cross Country Centre during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, South Korea, Feb. 25, 2018. (Yonhap)
Bjoergen of Norway celebrates winning the Women`s Cross Country 30 km Mass Start Classic race at the Alpensia Cross Country Centre during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, South Korea, Feb. 25, 2018. (Yonhap)


The 37-year-old became the only athlete to win five medals in PyeongChang. She had earlier won gold in the 4x5km relay, silver 7.5km + 7.5km Skiathlon, and bronze medals in team sprint free and 10km free.

She now has a record 15 medals in the Winter Olympics overall.

Krista Parmakoski of Finland won the silver with 1:24:07.1, followed by Stina Nilsson of Sweden at 1:24.16.5.

Charlotte Kalla, also of Sweden, failed to join Bjoergen in the five-medal club, as she settled for fifth in the mass start. (Yonhap)

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