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 Marit Bjørgen

Marit Bjørgen is a cross-country skier and triple olympic champion from Midtre Gauldal. Marit Bjørgen is the most successful sprinter in Cross-Country World Cup history, with twenty-four victories. She is ranked first in the all-time Cross-Country World Cup rankings with fifty-seven individual victories. One of her most notable achievements was becoming the most successful athlete at the 2010 Winter Olympics by winning five medals, including three gold medals.

Marit Bjørgen has eight World Championship gold medals, five of them individual. Her first gold medal in the World Championships came in the individual sprint in Val di Fiemme in 2003, where she also picked up a silver in the 4 x 5 km.

Marit Bjørgen won the women´s 30 km event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 2005. She won the same event five years later in 2010. This was the first World Cup event to be held at Holmenkollen since the completion of the new ski jumping hill. For her win in both the 30 km and the sprint event, along with her successes at the 2010 Games in Vancouver, Bjørgen was awarded the Holmenkollen medal.

In the World Championships 2011, held at Holmenkollen, Marit Bjørgen won gold medals in the Sprint, the 10-kilometre classic, the 15-kilometre pursuit and the 4 x 5-kilometre relay. She also finished second to Therese Johaug in the 30-kilometre freestyle.



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