GeneralLifestyleUS Ski Team7 Things You Didn’t Know About Jessie Diggins

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Jessie Diggins (r) with her dad, sister Kenzie and mom (behind the camera) on a family ski in the Midwest. "I feel so lucky to have grown up skiing and having fun outdoors!" Diggins recently wrote on her blog. (Photo: Jessie Diggins/http://jessiediggins.com/)
Jessie Diggins (r) with her dad, sister Kenzie and mom (behind the camera) on a family ski in the Midwest. “I feel so lucky to have grown up skiing and having fun outdoors!” Diggins recently wrote on her blog. (Photo: Jessie Diggins/JessieDiggins.com)

Picking up where we left off, here are some random facts about Jessie Diggins, one of seven U.S. Ski Team women officially named to the 2014 Olympic team on Wednesday.

Athlete: Jessie Diggins

Team: U.S. Ski Team; Stratton Mountain School T2 Team (first Olympics)

Jessie Diggins stands near the Rialto Bridge during a day trip to Venice, Italy, earlier this month. (Photo: Jessie Diggins/http://jessiediggins.com/)
Jessie Diggins stands near the Rialto Bridge during a day trip to Venice, Italy, earlier this month. (Photo: Jessie Diggins/JessieDiggins.com)

Age: 22

Hometown: Afton, Minn.

 

7 Things: 

  1. I was never a cross-country runner, but 100m Fly was my stroke on the swim team
  2. I can do the splits, thanks to hyper-mobility and a year of gymnastics when I was 5 yrs old
  3. I love to bake, and would make banana bread for someone every day if I had time
  4. I love anything with adrenaline, and have gone bungee jumping (and plan to go again)
  5. I took dance classes for 10 years when I was younger. I was never that good, but I LOVED it. Blame that for my love of glitter and pink.
  6. I am terrified of clipless pedals on bikes
  7. I don’t like raisins and will actually pick them out of cereal (yes, I’m THAT kid)

Bonus Round:

Jessie Diggins (U.S. Ski Team) on her way to tying a World Cup career best of fifth in Saturday's 3 k freestyle prologue at Stage 1 of the Tour de Ski in Oberhof, Germany. She placed 18th in Sunday's freestyle sprint for 14th overall in the Tour through two stages. (Photo: Marcel Hilger)
Jessie Diggins (U.S. Ski Team) on her way to tying a World Cup career best of fifth in the first stage of the 2013/2014 Tour de Ski: the 3 k freestyle prologue in Oberhof, Germany. She ended up 13th overall in the Tour. (Photo: Marcel Hilger)
  • Go-to mantra or motto: When I’m having a tough day, it’s usually because I don’t have great self confidence in my ability to ski fast that day, so I just tell myself “you CAN do this! You can!”
  • What do you miss most while on the road (besides family and friends)? Besides family and friends: my dogs, and being able to cook for myself.
  • Best part about being a pro athlete: Feeling so fit and strong and like I can do anything I want to, and getting to travel around the world experiencing new cultures and seeing new countries.
  • 3 travel essentials: American gum, Cold-eeze, and lots of cotton t-shirts
  • Go-to travel meal or food: A turkey sandwich and salad.
  • Song that you could listen to non-stop: “I Knew You WereTtrouble” by Taylor Swift. But mostly because of our music video to that song 🙂
  • Song you wouldn’t mind never hearing again: Any kind of angry rap music.

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See also: Sadie Bjornsen | Sophie Caldwell | Simi Hamilton | Alex HarveyNoah Hoffman | Andy Newell | Kikkan Randall

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