Hellner celebrating his golden finish

Double Swedish Medals in 30 km Race

Sweden was seeing double on Saturday after the men’s 30 kilometer cross-country skiathlon. Marcus Hellner took gold and compatriot Johan Olsson clinched bronze in a dramatic finish in the Winter Olympics event in Whistler.

“It felt strange to go in first, it’s not that often one gets to do that. This is a childhood dream!” Marcus Hellner told Swedish Radio Sports after his 1 hour, 15 second win.

The skiathlon combines classic cross-country skiing with freestyle techniques, and includes a ski change halfway through.

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