Pyeongchang - Norway's Marit Bjoergen became the most successful athlete in Winter
Olympic history on Wednesday as she took bronze behind a stunning win
for USA in cross-country skiing's women's team sprint free.
Bjoergen's bronze with Maiken Caspersen Falla put her on 14 Olympic
medals, outstripping fellow Norwegian Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, who has 13
"It's hard to understand, actually," Bjoergen said.
"I think I'll need to have time to myself and look behind me and look
how I've been able to do this. It's still hard to understand it when
I'm standing here."
Bjoergen, 37, is also the second most successful woman at either the
Summer or Winter Games, trailing only Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina
with 18 medals.
Kikkan Randall and Jessica Diggins celebrated ecstatically as they
edged Sweden by 0.19 seconds to win the first Olympic cross-country title for
the United States.
Norway's Martin Johnsrud Sundby and Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo won the
men's title by 1.71 seconds ahead of the Olympic Athletes from Russia, with
France finishing third.