VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Norway's Marit Bjoergen won the women's 15-kilometer pursuit on Friday, becoming the first winner of multiple gold medals in Vancouver and the first with three medals.
She pulled away midway through the freestyle portion of the race and was never threatened the rest of the way. Anna Haag of Sweden won silver, with favorite Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland getting bronze.
Morgan Arritola was the top American, finishing 38th.
Also, Slovenia's Petra Majdic is done for a while. Doctors discovered four broken ribs and a collapsed lung, all sustained before winning the bronze in the individual classical sprint.
In Friday's other action:
MEN'S HOCKEY: The Czech Republic and Sweden joined the United States as the only 2-0 teams so far.
Jaromir Jagr and Tomas Plekanec helped the Czechs to a big start and 5-2 victory.
The Swedes also led 3-0, but Belarus got within a goal with 5:10 remaining, but Sweden held off, even getting another goal with 10.4 seconds for a final score 4-2.
"I think we got a little scared in the end," said Swedish forward Peter Forsberg, a holdover from 2002.