Sweden’s Kalla wins women’s 10K cross-country race

Charlotte Kalla of Sweden won the women’s 10-kilometer freestyle

race at the Vancouver Games for her first Olympic gold medal.

Kalla led the interval start race from the first intermediate

time and finished in 24 minutes, 58.4 seconds.

Kristina Smigun-Vaehi of Estonia won silver, and Marit Bjoergen

of Norway took the bronze medal.

The results were provisional as some lower-ranked skiers had yet

to finish.