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Women's 10 km freestyle 2018 Olympics Odds

Who will win women's 10 km freestyle during the 2018 Olympics?

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During the women's 10 kilometers freestyle at Alpensia Cross-Country Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea, there will be huge expectations. Both historical female skiers such as Russia's Raisa Smetanina and current stars like Sweden's Charlotte Kalla have altered our expectations of the sport  and made a huge push towards gender equality. Women's freestyle is now truly in a league of its own and is a given part of the Winter Olympics.

Cross country skiing has Norwegian origins. And its Scandinavian heritage is most likely one of the main reasons for Nordic countries being highly regarded for providing top athletes. In this sport, tradition in combination with a desire to improve truly weighs heavily. The women's 10 kilometer course puts stamina to the test. The skiers will be able to apply whatever technique is fitting for the given part of the course. Taking a look at the previous Winter Olympics. It's quite obvious that certain countries seem to have an edge over others. In recent years, Norway, Estonia and Poland have secured lots of wins. Russia on the other hand have had a hard time again reaching the heights of the 1960's. So it is, of course, debatable whether or not the Scandinavian domination still holds true.

But no matter how much we look at history. The outcome of the 2018 Winter Olympics is highly uncertain. Not only have economical problems plagued many of the competing countries, many skiers have also suffered injuries preventing them from competing. So in order to make an educated guess, we need to keep a close eye on how things evolve in the weeks leading up to the actual event. In any case, we will surely experience world top skiing with amazing athletes from all around the world.