Ragnhild Haga jumped within the air and did a cut up close to the end line.
She had loads of cause to rejoice.
The 27-yr-previous Norwegian did not simply beat the sector within the ladies’s 10-kilometer freestyle on Thursday, she dusted them within the race of a lifetime to earn her first medal in her first Olympics.
Haga completed in 25 minutes, 00.5 seconds, profitable the race by greater than 20 seconds over the facility-packed subject that included silver medalist Charlotte Kalla of Sweden. Norwegian teammate Marit Bjoergen and Krista Parmakoski of Finland completed tied for third to earn bronze medals.
The 37-yr-previous Bjoergen inched nearer to creating Winter Olympics historical past. She is now one medal shy of the matching the all-time document of thirteen, held by Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen. Bjoergen turned probably the most adorned feminine in Winter Olympics historical past final week when she took silver within the 15-kilometer skiathlon.
Jessica Diggins of america completed in fifth place, lower than 4 seconds out of medal rivalry. Hoping to turn out to be the primary American lady to win a medal in cross-nation snowboarding, Diggins now has three prime-six finishes on the Olympics.