Winter Olympics: Norway Tops Medal Table

first_imgNorway topped the medal table as Marit Bjorgen won gold in the women’s cross-country skiing 30km mass start classic, the final event of the Winter Olympics.Norway finished with 14 golds, the same as Germany, but won a record 39 medals overall, eight more than the Germans.Bjorgen, 37, became the most decorated Winter Olympian by winning bronze in the team sprint free – her fifth medal at Pyeongchang 2018 and 15th overall.She won a medal in every event she contested at this year’s Games.She also won gold in the women’s 4x5km relay, silver in the 15km skiathlon and another bronze in the 10km freestyle in South Korea.It was her eighth Winter Olympic gold and puts her equal with biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen and cross country skier Bjorn Daehlie – both also from Norway – for the most in history.Competing in the final Olympic event of her 16-year career, Bjorgen finishes with eight golds, four silvers and three bronzes from five Games.“When I look behind me and see what I have done, it’s incredible,” she said. “It has been an amazing career for me, this is my last Olympics and to finish like this is incredible.“I’ve had an amazing day, today my skis were good and it was special, the last 100 metres by myself there and I understand that I’d win the gold medal.” Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img

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