At 33, the Norwegian skier became the most decorated female Winter Olympian in history by winning three gold medals in the 15km Skiathlon, Team Sprint and 30km Freestyle events at Sochi. Her career successes now total six Olympic gold medals, three silvers and a bronze. Two other women, Stefania Belmondo and Raisa Smetanina, have won ten Olympic medals, but have fewer golds. Bjørgenalso has 12 World Championship gold medals and is ranked first in all-time cross-country World Cup rankings. 

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