Now LiveEvents
PokerStars Championship Prague
888poker
New poker experience at 888poker

Join now to get $88 FREE (no deposit needed)

Join now
PokerStars
Double your first deposit up to $400

New players can use bonus code 'STARS400'

Join now
partypoker
partypoker Cashback

Get up to 40% back every week!

Join now
Unibet
€200 progressive bonus

+ a FREE Unibet Open Qualifier ticket

Join now

PokerStars SportStar Marcus Hellner Wins Olympic Gold Medal in Sochi

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

Get all the latest PokerNews updates on your social media outlets. Follow us on Twitter and find us on both Facebook and Google+!

More Stories

Other Stories

What do you think?