“It feels unbelievable that we won the first medal for Sweden,” said Anna Dahlberg to SVT.
“The fact that it was gold still hasn’t sunk in.”
Then, just a few minutes later, Björn Lind and Thobias Fredriksson won the gold medal in the men’s cross country team sprint. The Norwegian duo – the favourites for the event – took silver in the relay, followed by Russia in bronze medal position.
“It was just a case of digging in and going for it,” Fredriksson told SVT.
“It went very, very fast on the final stretch but I thought I had a pretty good idea of what was going on.”
The Winter Olympics is being shown live from Turin throughout the day on SVT.