Finland's Iivo Niskanen captured cross-country skiing gold in the men's 15km classic event on Friday, winning by 23.2 seconds ahead of the Russian Olympic Committee's Alexander Bolshunov.
Norway's Johannes Høsflot Klæbo took the bronze medal.
After the event, Niskanen made clear that he has been waiting for this opportunity for the past eight years.
"I was fourth, 0.2 seconds behind the medal in Sochi (2014), at this distance, and it's been a long eight years to wait for this race again in the Olympic program.
"Now I managed to win it. I have been focusing on it all the time. This is a really big victory for me."
This is the third Olympic gold medal for the 30-year-old Finnish skier and another win in the bag for the Niskanen family, as his elder sister, Kerttu Niskanen, won the silver medal for the women’s 10km classic event on Thursday.