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Meet Marit Bjoergen, now the most decorated female athlete in Winter Olympics history

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Marit BjoergenThe most decorated woman in Winter Olympics history makes no secret why she competes:

“I am here to take medals,” Norwegian Marit Bjoergen said after winning her 11th Olympic medal on Saturday by taking silver in the 15K skiathlon. “It is my fifth Olympics and still to be there, I am happy with that. I am happy to be here at my age (37)."

Here’s what else you should know about her:

• The 11th medal broke a tie with retired Russian cross-country skier Raisa Smetanina  and retired Italian cross-country skier Stefania Belmondo as most decorate female Winter Olympians.

• Her medals break down to six gold, four silver and a bronze. She won three golds in each of the past two Winter Olympics.



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