Te Johaug of Norway has won the first gold medal of the Beijing Winter Olympics

2022-07-06 0 By

The first gold medal of the Beijing Winter Olympics was awarded at the National Cross-country Ski Center on Sunday afternoon.Te Johaug of Norway won the women’s double chase (7.5km traditional + 7.5km free).T Johaag won the first gold medal in 44:13.7, while Natalia Nepriaeva of the Russian Olympic Committee took silver in 44:43.9 and Austria’s Teresa Stadlebel was third in 44:44.2.A total of 65 athletes from 24 teams participated in the competition.In the women’s double chase, all the athletes start at the same time. The runner uses the traditional technique in the first half of the race and the free technique in the second half.After the race began, Te Johaug was more cautious.Half way, she began to lead the first slide group, and take the lead into the board area.After entering the second half of the free technical race, Te Johaug accelerated boldly, and the lead continued to expand.At the final time point (13.8km), she was 54.4 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor.In the end, T Johaug was the undisputed first to cross the finish line, with Natalia Nepriaeva finishing ahead in the final time to claim a precious silver medal.Pyeongchang Olympic champion Charlotte Kalla struggled to finish 19th.It was t Johaug’s first career gold medal in an individual event.She previously won one gold, one silver and one bronze at the Winter Olympics, helping Norway win a gold medal in the women’s 4x5km relay in cross-country skiing at the 2010 Vancouver Games.The women’s double chase has traditionally been Norway’s strength.With the exception of Sweden’s Kalla at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, all gold MEDALS in this event at the world Championships and Winter Olympics since 2013 have gone to Norwegian athletes.With Te Johaag’s gold, Norway became the only Olympic team to win a cross-country skiing medal at 24 Winter Games, and the women’s event at 12 games in a row.Four Chinese athletes took part in the game, a record high.Li, 29, was 51st at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.Dinegar Iramujiang and Bayani Garin, both first-time Olympic athletes, finished 43rd and 46th respectively.The National Cross-country Ski Center will hold the men’s double chase (15km traditional technique + 15km free technique) on Friday.