Pyeongchang Diaries | 3 | Marit Bjorgen’s historic 2018 OWG ended with more history | Photorecap
The 37-year-old Norwegian punctuated her storybook career with her 15th Olympic medal and her eighth gold medal Sunday by winning the women’s 30km mass start to close out the PyeongChang Games. Jessica Diggins and Kikkan Randall gave Team USA a long-awaited gold medal in the Ladies' TSP while Finland's Iivo Niskanen stormed to win the 50 km. classical. Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo joined forces with Martin J. Sundby to claim his third gold medal in the Men's TSP. Cross-country skiing originated in Fennoscandian countries in prehistoric times. It was still widely practiced in the 19th century as a way of moving from place to place in winter. As a sport, cross-country skiing is one of the most difficult endurance sports, as its motions use every major muscle group. Modern cross-country ski competition is experiencing a revolution that is resulting in greater compatibility with audiences which began with the addition of the Sprint event to the World Cup and Olympic competitions in 2002. For further information about FIS Ski Jumping visit: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Instagram: FIS: As the governing body of international skiing and snowboarding, FIS manages the Olympic disciplines of Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding, including setting the international competition rules. Through its 116 member nations, more than 6'500 FIS ski and snowboard competitions are staged annually.
See also: Cross-Country