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Sweden’s Maerta Rosenberg completes her set of medals at Lausanne 2020 with gold in women’s cross-country 5km classic

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Location: Vallée de Joux Cross-Country Centre

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Maerta Rosenberg of Sweden is taking home from the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) bronze, silver and finally a gold medal after victory in the women’s cross-country skiing 5km classic.

Rosenberg began the 5km race at the Vallée de Joux Cross-Country Centre looking for gold after coming third in the Women’s cross-country free sprint, and second in cross-country free cross.

The 17-year-old from  Are in Sweden, demonstrated her determination to add gold to her collection by storming into a convincing early lead, more than 8 seconds clear of her rival at the 1.2km split. She extended her lead to 11.5 seconds by the halfway mark and looked in control for the rest of the time-trial race.

Switzerland’s Siri Wigger, gold medallist in the races Rosenberg picked up bronze and silver, tried but failed to keep pace with her Swedish rival. Rosenberg won in a time of 14 minutes 15.7 seconds, winning by 12.7 seconds. 

Wigger held on for the silver medal from bronze medallist Kendall Kramer of the United States.

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