Friday, February 19, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Norway's Bjoergen 1st double gold winner

[via CBC News] Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjoergen came into the competition not having stepped atop the Olympic podium, but on Friday she became the first double gold medallist of the Vancouver Games.

Bjoergen won the 15-kilometre cross-country pursuit at Whistler Olympic Park in a time of 39 minutes 58.1 seconds.

Anna Haag of Sweden earned silver in 40:07.0. The next two skiers were separated by 1-100th of a second, with Poland's Justina Kowalczyk getting the edge for bronze over Kristin Stormer Steira.

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