Skiier holding up arms in triumph
This is her third Olympic gold. Credit: Andreas Hillergren /TT

Kalla takes skiathlon gold

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The first gold medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea was taken by Sweden's Charlotte Kalla.

She came in first at the women's skiathlon after 40 minutes 44.9 seconds, almost eight seconds in front of the second place Marit Bjørgen, and with Finland's Krista Pärmäkoski finishing third.

This is Charlotte Kalla's third gold medal throughout her athletic career.

The Winter Games will continue until February 25.

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