The winners of the women’s skiathlon at the Olympics in Pyeongchang Marit bjoergen, Charlotte Kalla and Krista Pharmacoki (from left to right)

(Photo: Petter Arvidson/ZUMAPRESS.com)

The first gold of the Olympics-2018 in Pyeongchang won the Swedish skier Charlotte Kalla. She showed the best result in the skiathlon, 7.5 km + 7.5 km away. the Second was the Norwegian Marit bjoergen, the loser as the winner in 7.8 seconds. Bronze was won by Finland’s Krista Pharmacoki behind Calla 10.1 seconds.

During the classic part of the race was leading Kalla and bjoergen, but the pit-boxes, where there is a change of skis, he was first the leader of the overall world Cup Norwegian Heidi Weng . On the last lap Calla ridge course went into the lead and finished alone.

The best of Russians was Natalia Nepryaeva, the loser to the winner 33,0 seconds. Anastasia Sedova was 12th (+1.12,8), Julia belorusova — 18th (+2.06,1), Alice zhambalova — 21 (+2.14,2).