Cross-Country Skiing

Sweden and Norway have dominated the first four of twelve medal events in Cross-Country Skiing, with Stina Nilsson (SWE), Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo and Simen Hegstad Krueger (both NOR) all taking their first career Olympic gold medals.

Medallists

 

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Skiathlon ladies

Charlotte Kalla (SWE)

Marit Bjoergen (NOR)

Krista Parmakoski (FIN)

Skiathlon men

Simen Hegstad Krueger (NOR)

Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR)

Hans Christer Holund (NOR)

Sprint ladies

Stina Nilsson (SWE)

Maiken Caspersen Falla (NOR)

Yulia Belorukova (OAR)

Sprint men

Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo (NOR)

Federico Pellegrino (ITA)

Alexander Bolshunov (OAR)



Biggest surprise

Soon after the start of the men’s 30 km skiathlon, Krueger crashed and broke a ski pole. Coming from behind, he then passed 63 other skiers to take the lead and win the gold by eight seconds ahead of teammates Sundby and Holund.

For Krueger, this was only his second individual victory in a major competition, following his win in the 15km free technique FIS Cross Country World Cup presented by Viessmann on 16th December 2017 in Toblach (ITA).

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Favourite behind the scenes story

Australia's Callum Watson showed real drive to reach the Games after failing to attain visas that allowed him to work while he was in Sweden for cross-country training in 2017. He returned to Sydney to save money to pay for his training and found driving for an online ridesharing service was the quickest way to do it.

Driving “a lot of interesting characters” around to make it to PyeongChang 2018 came after a near career-ending injury that occurred six months after Sochi 2014, when Watson’s lung was punctured by another athlete’s ski at the Australian Sprint Championships.

After the hard and painful recovery, Watson managed to finish 58th in men’s skiathlon in PyeongChang, now looking ahead to the 15km free technique event.


Upcoming events
 

Thu, 15 Feb

10km free ladies

15:30 local time

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Fri, 16 Feb

15km free men

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Sat, 17 Feb

4x5km relay ladies

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Sun, 18 Feb

4x10km relay men

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Wed, 21 Feb

Team sprint ladies & men

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Sat, 24 Feb

50km classic men

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Sun, 25 Feb

30km classic ladies

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