Kalla wins Ist Pyeongchang gold

Goalie Matt Dalton was born in Canada but will represent South Korea at the Olympics

Cross-country skiing action at Pyeongchang 2018 is scheduled to continue tomorrow when the men's 15km + 15km skiathlon is set to take centre stage.

More Olympic coverage from Yahoo Sports:First medal awarded at the 2018 PyeongChang OlympicsStores across from ski venue struggle during Winter Olympics • Adelson: Rigsby wants to deliver gold medal for United States of America women's hockey • Does it work when skiers use face tape to stay warm? The first gold medal of the 2018 Olympics was expected to go to Bjoergen, World Champion in the event, who claimed gold in Vancouver in 2010 and again in Sochi four years later.

Kalla said: "Winning the first gold means a lot". Third came Finland's Krista Parmakoski.

Bjoergen took the 11th Olympic medal by finishing second in 40:52.7. I am happy with that.

These figures were derived by taking the average number of medals won by South Korea in the last ten years (14.8) as well as estimating the impact of increased consumption during Olympic periods on the economy (230 billion won to 1.06 trillion won). "Charlotte was stronger than me".

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Chinese skier Lixin clocked in 46:01.9 to finish 51st while her teammate Chi Chunxue settled for the 55th in 46:39.0. "She was too tough for me, so I think that silver was the best for me".

I am very happy to take a medal in my last Olympics and still to be there.

"After Beijing successfully won the bid for the 2022 Olympics, more and more people started to pay attention to winter sports", Chi added. She won the race by more than seven seconds, breaking away from the pack in the final two kilometers to avenge her loss to Bjoergen in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. A skiathlon silver medallist behind Bjørgen four years ago, the 30-year-old Kalla now has six Olympic medals to her name, also a national women's cross-country skiing record.

The gold medal was one of five on offer on the first day of full competition, in which the unified Korean women's ice hockey team which made their debut against Switzerland.

Bjoergen's next medal chance will be the women's 10km individual sprint.

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