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Bjørgen wins Norway’s gold number 100. Today’s first final of the FIS Ski World Championships 2011 brought the first gold medal for Norway after Marit Bjørgen won the Ladies Free Sprint final at Holmenkollen. Ms Bjørgen finished the race after 3:03 minutes, followed by Italy’s Arianna Follis and Petra Majdic, from Slovenia. This was the Norwegian’s fifth World Championship gold medal and Norway’s 100th medal at a world championship.

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Bjørgen wins Norway’s gold number 100

Published on Thursday, 24th February, 2011 at 22:17 under the sports category, by Alexandra Spinu.

Today’s first final of the FIS Ski World Championships 2011 brought the first gold medal for Norway after Marit Bjørgen won the Ladies Free Sprint final at Holmenkollen.

CC Individual Sprint free finals Ladies
CC Individual Sprint free finals Ladies
Photo: Stian Broch/Oslo Ski-VM 2011


Ms Bjørgen finished the race after 3:03 minutes, followed by Italy’s Arianna Follis and Petra Majdic, from Slovenia.

This was the Norwegian’s fifth World Championship gold medal and Norway’s 100th medal at a world championship.

Ms Bjørgen won the qualifying session and dominated all the heats, but not until after she created a little tension at the beginning of the race, when Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk took the lead.

More than 30,000 people watched and listened later in the day when Norway’s national anthem was played for the first time in this championship.

“It was amazing,” said Marit Bjørgen after she received the medal in front of a packed University Square.

To mark the occasion of Norway’s 100th gold medal, she wore a gold jacket at the medal festivities.

Meanwhile, in the Mens’s final, Peter Northug came second, 0.5 seconds behind Sweden’s Marcus Hellner. Emil Jönsson took third place, whilst Norway’s defending world champion, Ola Vigen Hattestad, finished fourth.

Tomorrow sees the start of the Men’s ski jumping qualification, and the day will end with the Ladies’ individual ski jumping.



Published on Thursday, 24th February, 2011 at 22:17 under the sports category, by Alexandra Spinu.

This post has the following tags: maritbjoergen, ariannafollis, petramajdic, justynakowalczyk, petternorthug, emiljoensson, olavigenhattestad, osloskiworldcup2011, holmenkollen, oslo, skivm2011, fis.





  
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