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Kowalczyk of Poland wins women’s 10K classical

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — If a foot fracture couldn’t stop Justyna Kowalczyk, a bit of sunshine certainly wasn’t about to.

Kowalczyk ignored the pain in in her injured foot and the warm weather beating down on the women’s cross-country skiers today to win Olympic gold in the 10-kilometer classical-style race.

As her rivals tired in the heat, Kowalczyk showed exactly why this is her signature event, powering forward relentlessly toward the finish line to finish in 28 minutes, 17.8 seconds.…

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