Kikkan Randall And Jessica Diggins: First American Women To Win Cross-Country Skiing
February 22, 2018 14:44 By Fabiosa
This legendary team sprint final will certainly leave a mark on history. It was expected that this race will be the next round of competition between Norwegians, Swedes, and Finns. And it was. But, to the surprise of many, team USA won, with Kikkan Randall and Jessica Diggins finishing first.
Celebrating the victory
Kikkan had never finished higher than 6th place, and she has had 18 attempts since her first Olympics in 2002! This time, she competed in five events at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, and she finally made it possible. In the last race, the only mom on team USA won a gold medal in cross-country skiing. Actually, no American female athlete had ever done this before!
Randall and Diggins were dueling with the Swedish team the entire race. And thanks to Jessica, they finished only 0.19 seconds ahead. Congratulations to the winners!
Another bronze medal
On February 22, team USA can boast of more than 20 medals. And Lindsey Vonn, a skiing star, has just added to the number of medals by finishing 3rd in the downhill. This is her last race, and she is delighted she did so well.
Team USA, you make your country proud!