Medal Count 2018 Olympics: Updated Tally, Predicting Winners for Saturday Night

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Champion Sweden's Charlotte Kalla (C), second placed Norway's Marit Bjoergen (L) and third placed Finland's Krista Parmakoski celebrate after the Ladies' 7.5km + 7.5km Skiathlon of Cross-Country Skiing at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games at the Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre in PyeongChang, South Korea, on February 10, 2018.

Medals won at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics by South Korean athletes could provide intangible benefits valued from 176 billion won to 263 billion won, according to a study by the Hyundai Research Institute.

Holland's Carlijn Achtereekte won in a time of 3 minutes, 59.21 seconds, just 0.08 of a second ahead of pre-race favorite and defending champion Ireen Wust, to claim her first Olympic title.

"The stress level has been pretty high", Diggins said.

These figures were derived by taking the average number of medals won by South Korea in the last ten years (14.8) as well as estimating the impact of increased consumption during Olympic periods on the economy (230 billion won to 1.06 trillion won).

The Norwegians have now tied Russian Federation for the most medals all time in women's cross-country skiing with 37.

Among male competitors, only Norwegians Bjørn Dæhlie and Ole Einar Bjørndalen have won more medals, with 12 and 13 respectively. She will have a chance to pass that mark in the upcoming weeks.


The gold is Kalla's third and sixth Olympic medal of her career. Sixty seconds later, she had grabbed a 5.5-second lead over Bjørgen and never looked in danger of being caught.

But when the skiers changed skis and went from classical to freestyle technique, Bjoergen seemed to lose some momentum.

Late in the race, Kalla seemed re-energized and pulled away with a burst.

Kalla said she anxious she might have made her move too early. "She was too tough for me, so I think that silver was the best for me".

Bjoergen got caught behind another skier and said she couldn't follow her.

Norway's Heidi Weng, the Sochi 2014 bronze medallist, finished in ninth place today.

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