Olympic Skier Jessie Diggins Wins US Cross-Country Ski Medal
Jessie Diggins Wins Bronze in Cross-Country Skiing, Making History For Team USA
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Jessie Diggins clinched the bronze medal for Team USA during the women's cross-country ski sprint (free) in Beijing on Feb. 8. Diggins came in behind Swedish skiers Jonna Sundling (gold) and Maja Dahlqvist (silver). In a dash to the finish, Diggins sprinted past fellow US skier Rosie Brennan to claim the bronze medal at 3:12:84. This win marked the first time a woman on Team USA has secured an individual cross-country skiing medal at the Olympics. The well-decorated skier has made ski history before. Back in 2018, she won gold in the women's cross-country team sprint alongside Kikkan Randall in Pyeongchang, another first for Team USA. Watch the heart-racing historic moment Diggins won bronze at the Winter Games below.
What a FINAL! 🥉— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 8, 2022
Jessie Diggins wins the first-ever sprint medal in cross-country skiing for @TeamUSA at the Olympic Games! Rosie Brennan finishes in fourth!#WinterOlympics pic.twitter.com/3aRHhGK7F0