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Marte Olsbu Røiseland

Sports News   |   February 15, 2022

Day Nine of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

Marte Olsbu Røiseland of Norway Won Her 3rd Beijing 2022 Gold Medal in the Women’s 10km Pursuit.

Marte Olsbu Røiseland of Norway won her 3rd gold medal & 4th overall medal. On Sunday, she won the women’s 10km pursuit at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

Olsbu Røiseland also won the gold medal in the 4 x 6 km mixed relay and women’s 7.5km sprint and bronze in the women’s 15 kilometres individual. The 31-year-old has a total of six Olympic medals.

“I had an excellent preparation and had been looking at these Olympics for a long time,” Olsbu Røiseland told reporters following the race.

“I got off to a good start today, which helped a lot. The shooting was excellent, and racing was a lot of fun.

“Each medal is unique. I’m simply attempting to be here and now and to be present. At the moment, I’m simply savoring this moment.”

Norway sits on top of the Beijing 2022 medal table, having earned the most golds (nine) and total medals (20).

Elvira Berg of Sweden won silver, while Tiril Eckhoff from Norway won bronze.

Arif Khan of India Makes a ‘Dream’ Olympic Debut

Arif Khan’s path to the Olympics has been long.

His aspiration to compete on the heights of the Winter Olympics began almost two decades ago in the little Indian town of Tangmarg.

After missing PyeongChang 4 years ago, Khan achieved his ambition of being an Olympian in Beijing.

“Being at the Winter Olympics for the very first time is an incredible experience,” he remarked.

“You should pursue your dream. No matter how difficult it is, it’ll come true one day. All you have to do is believe in yourself. Do not quit it.”

Khan came 45th inside the men’s giant slalom. However, he stated that he aimed to cross the finish line.

“It was a little challenging today due to the weather, the snow,” Khan explained. “You couldn’t see anything beyond the gates. Occasionally, the individuals who fall early create those icy ruts.

“If you attempt to maintain your pace and take some additional risks, you will run into a rut and eventually burn out, as you have witnessed today.”

“My concentration was more on completing the race till the conclusion, which I accomplished.”

Khan believes that his accomplishments will inspire the coming generations of Indian skiers and that he can present India to the rest of the globe as a skiing destination.

“India has a population over 1.4 billion people, and I am speaking on behalf of that entire population. It means a great deal to me.” He said.

Australia Is Celebrating Its Greatest Medal Haul at Beijing Winter Olympics in History

Australia has won more medals than any previous Winter Olympics, including its 4th for the first time this week.

The Beijing squad of 44 competitors now owns two silver medals, one gold medal, and one bronze medal after winning three medals in Pyeongchang 2018 and Sochi 2014.

On Saturday, Jaclyn Narracott became Australia’s first medalist in a sliding event, winning silver in the women’s skeleton.

Before then, Jakara Anthony became Australia’s first Winter Olympic gold medallist since Vancouver 2010 with her victory in the women’s moguls, Scotty James in the men’s snowboard halfpipe, and Tess Coady in the women’s snowboard slopestyle added to the total medal haul.

Australia is not finished yet, as Breeana Walker has established herself as a medal possibility in the women’s Monobob.

Despite Australia being the driest continent on the planet, it does have one popular snowy region: the Australian Alps, located in the country’s southeast.

Nonetheless, the Australian Olympic Committee reports that most of Australia’s winter athletes are situated in North America or Europe.

The Russian Olympic Committee Triumphs in the Men’s 4 X 10 Kilometre Cross-Country Skiing Relay

The Russian Olympic Committee swept away the competition to win gold in the men’s 4 x 10 kilometres cross-country skiing relay in 1:54:50.7, 1 min, and 7.2 seconds clear of Norway’s runners-up.

The ROC controlled from the outset, and Sergey Ustiugov could rejoice down the finishing straight, knowing he would be unchallenged.

“This was our objective. We attempted it and were unsuccessful for several years, “Alexey Chervotkin of the ROC stated.

“Today, everything fell into place. Everything was fantastic. The weather appeared to be tough, because there was snow, but everything worked out well in our favor.”

In response to a question about how it feels to lift the gold medal, Chervotkin stated, “Exceptional. At the moment, I am unaware of it. I require time. However, this is quite cool.”

Norway finished second to claim silver, while France did win bronze.