Kalla of Sweden claims her first gold

Updated: February 16, 2010, 5:23 PM ET
Associated Press

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- 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.

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