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    Norway's Marit Bjorgen competes during the women's cross country team sprint free semifinal at the Alpensia cross country ski centre during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang

    Marit Bjoergen Becomes Most Successful Winter Olympian Ever

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    Marit Bjoergen's recent bronze pushed her Winter Olympic medal count to 14, dethroning fellow Norwegian legend Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, who has 13 in biathlon.

    Bjoergen's finished third behind a stunning USA gold in cross-country skiing's women's team sprint free.

    "I think I'll need to have time to myself and look behind me and see how I've been able to do this. It's still hard to understand it when I'm standing here," said Bjoergen after the race.

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    The 37-year-old is now also the second most successful woman at either the Summer or Winter Games, trailing only Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina with 18 medals.

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