Kalla Strikes Gold For Sweden in Canada
Charlotte Kalla gave Sweden its first medal in her Olympics debut in Vancouver on Monday—a gold in the 10 kilometer cross-crountry skiing event.
"It feels totally crazy," the 22-year-old told Swedish Television after her victory. "I feel a little confused. I tried to see it as a normal World Cup competition during the race, but it's going to take a long time for this to sink in."
Kalla took the lead just 1.3 kilometers into the race and held it until the finish line. Silver went to Kristina Smigun-Vähi of Estonia, and bronze to Marit Björgen of Norway, while fellow Swede Anna Haag came fourth.