Winter Olympics: Norway’s ‘Iron Lady’ Marit Bjorgen Wins Final Gold

Winter Olympics Marit Bjorgen

Winter Olympics has come to an end and what could be the best way to conclude the games than praising the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time — Marit Bjorgen. She claimed gold in the women’s cross-country skiing 30km mass start classic, the final event of the PyeongChang Olympics.

Hailing from Norway, Bjorgen (37) is a prominent name who has won a medal in all five of the events she has competed in at the Games. Now, the champion has a total haul of 15 Olympic medals

Popularly known as Norway’s ‘Iron Lady’, Bjorgen won gold in the women’s 4x5km relay, silver in the 15km skiathlon and two bronze medals in the 10km freestyle and the team sprint free.

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Bjorgen’s gold medals haul added to the collection of Norway’s feat to take a leap against Germany on the final day of the competition. Norway topped the medal charts

“When I look behind me and see what I have done, it’s incredible,” Bjorgen said after the event. “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 understood that I’d win the gold medal.”

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2018’s last event also marks Bjorgen’s final Olympic competition after a 16-year career, spanning four Games. The legend has clinched a total of eight golds, making her the greatest Winter Olympian in history.

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