PyeongChang 2018: the spectacular comeback of the Norwegian skier Simen Hegstad Kruger, who won the gold after a spectacular fall that had relegated him to the last place

PyeongChang 2018: the spectacular comeback of the Norwegian skier Simen Hegstad Kruger, who won the gold after a spectacular fall that had relegated him to the last place

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The Norwegian Simen Hegstad Kruger achieved a remarkable comeback with which he won the gold medal in the skiing competition at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

At the start of the race, Kruger, 24, fell after colliding with another competitor.

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Image caption Due to the fall, Kruger had to change canes.

In addition, he was forced to replace his sticks, which was relegated to the last place among the 68 competitors.

Even so, he recovered and managed to surpass his rivals until he was the first to reach the finish line with a time of one hour, 16 minutes and 20 seconds.

The second and third place went to the Norwegians Martin Johnsrud Sundby and Hans Christer Holund, respectively.

Simen Hegstad Kruger
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Image caption Krueger recovered and took the lead in the race.

With this feat, Kruger achieved his first Olympic medal .

The skiing is a cross-country test in which the participants must complete 8 laps to a circuit of 3.75 kilometers .

In total, the competitors complete 30 kilometers.

Simen Hegstad Kruger
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Image caption Kruger reached the finish line with a difference of 8 seconds over the second place.

In the first half of the race the competitors advance with the classic ski technique .

After completing that part of the course, they change skis and poles to start freestyle skiing during the second half of the race.

Norwegian skiers with their medals
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Image caption The first three places of the race were for the Norwegian team.
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