Results: First gold medal of Olympics awarded in PyeongChang

With a clean sweep for The Netherlands gold medalist Carlijn Achtereekte jumps for joy as silver medalist Ireen Wust and bronze medalist Antoinette de Jong watch after the women's 3,000-meter speedskating final at the 2018 Winter Olympics

With a clean sweep for The Netherlands gold medalist Carlijn Achtereekte jumps for joy as silver medalist Ireen Wust and bronze medalist Antoinette de Jong watch after the women's 3,000-meter speedskating final at the 2018 Winter Olympics

President Thomas Bach presented Sweden's Charlotte Kalla with the first gold medal of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at the Medals Plaza on Saturday night.

But 37-year-old Norwegian Bjoergen, known as the "Iron Lady", had as much reason to celebrate, as her silver gave her a record 11 Olympics cross country medals in the event.

Afterwards, the festivities continued when R&B vocalist Insooni - the voice of the Olympic Torch Relay song Let Everyone Shine - performed for 40 minutes.

The gold medal was one of five on offer on the first day of full competition, in which the unified Korean women's ice hockey team which made their debut against Switzerland. Visitors can also snap a selfie at the circle of national flagpoles, have a bite to eat at the Spectators' Cafeteria and visit the Partner showcasing.

Norway's Marit Bjoergen clocked in at 40:52.7 for silver, while Finland's Krista Parmakoski earned bronze with a time of 40:55.0. The win confirms her place as Sweden's most successful female cross-country skier at the Olympics. In the previous two Olympics, she has won three golds in each, including gold in this very event four years ago in Sochi.

US skier Jessie Diggens finished fifth, the best-ever cross-country finish by an American woman.

Diggins says nerves may have gotten the best of her, causing her to throw up shortly before the race.

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