PokerStars SportStar Marcus Hellner Wins Olympic Gold Medal in Sochi


For the first time in 42 years, both the men's and women's Olympic 4x10-kilometer cross-country relays were won by the same country. That country is Sweden, and the anchor on the men's cross country team in Sochi is none other than PokerStars Team SportStars' Marcus Hellner.

The Swedes posted a time of 1:28:42, and Hellner was all alone on the final leg, stretching a 14-second lead to a 27-second lead and holding his country's flag high in the air for all to see.

Hellner also medaled in the cross-country men's skiathlon in Sochi, earning silver. The Swede won two gold medals in the 2010 Vancouver games; the same 4x10 relay, and the 30 kilometer pursuit.

You can find Hellner playing on PokerStars under the hand "M.Hellner," but not for a few days or so — he probably has some celebrating to do.

Photo courtesy of the BBC

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