The first gold of Beijing Winter Olympics is born!Therese Johaug of Norway has won her fourth Olympic gold medal

2022-07-14 0 By

On the afternoon of February 5, the first gold medal of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games was awarded at the National Cross-country Ski Center in zhangjiakou.In the women’s 7.5km + 7.5km double chase, Norway’s Therese Johaug won gold in 44 minutes 13.7 seconds.Therese Johaug of Norway celebrates winning the gold medal on May 5.Johaug made up for missing out on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics four years ago by winning the first gold medal at the Beijing Winter Olympics, her fourth gold medal, Xinhua News Agency and Beijing-based China Youth Daily reported.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.Johaug was more cautious when the race began.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, 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 clear first to cross the finish line, with Russia’s Natalia Nepriaeva finishing ahead in the final time to claim silver.Austria’s Teresa Stadlerbel was third in 444 minutes 44.2 seconds.Pyeongchang Olympic champion Charlotte Kalla struggled to finish 19th.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 have been awarded to Norwegian athletes since 2013.With Johaug’s victory, Norway became the only Olympic team to have won a cross-country skiing medal at 24 Winter Games, and the women’s event at 12 consecutive Games.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.(after)