Cross-Country Skiing: Norway wins women's relay, third gold for Bjørgen

Norway’s ecstatic Marit Bjørgen said Thursday that claiming her third gold medal of the Olympic Winter Games in the women’s 4x5km cross-country relay was beyond her wildest dreams.

The 29-year-old has enjoyed a stellar Games and anchored the Norwegian team to cross the line at Whistler Olympic Park in 55min 19.5sec, with Germany 24.6secs behind in second and Finland at 30.4secs in third.

“I didn’t dream I would get one gold medal (before the Games) and now I have three, so this has been wonderful for me,” beamed Bjørgen, who jumped over the finish line waving a large Norwegian flag.

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Source: Vancouver 2010

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