Winter Olympics: day one at Pyeongchang 2018

Winter Olympics: day one at Pyeongchang 2018
By Alasdair Sandford
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Success for Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands and hosts South Korea: the main news and images from the first full day of competition at the Winter Olympics.


After Friday's opening ceremony, Saturday has been seeing the first full day of competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

View the gallery of images from day one:

2018 Winter Olympics - Saturday 10/02/18

The main news

  • Cross-country skiing: Sweden claimed the first gold of the games, Charlotte Kalla winning the women’s 7.5km + 7.5km skiathlon. It’s the 30-year-old’s third Olympic gold
  • Marit Bjoergen of Norway – seeking a third straight win – took silver, ahead of Finland’s Krista Parmakoski in bronze position. Bjoergen becomes the most decorated female Winter Olympian ever
  • It’s a good day for Sweden – they also beat Japan 2-1 in their opening women’s ice hockey match
  • Joy for the hosts as Lim Hyo-jun takes gold for South Korea in the men's 1500m short track speed skating
  • 1-2-3 for The Netherlands which wins all three medals in the women's 3,000m speed skating. Congratulations Carlijn Achtereekte (gold), Ireen Wust (silver), and Antoinette De Jong (bronze)
  • Laura Dahlmeier wins a biathlon gold medal for Germany in the women's 7.5km sprint
  • Germany leads the gold medal table with two in the first day: 22-year-old Andreas Wellinger is in tears after winning the men's ski jumping (normal individual hill) final
  • The event also sees Japanese veteran Noriaki Kasai, 45, reach the final in a record 8th Winter Olympics appearance. He finishes 26th
  • United Korea make history as players from North and South take on Switzerland in the women's ice hockey - but they crash to an 8-0 defeat
  • Heats events have been taking place in alpine skiing, curling, ice hockey, luge and snowboard
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