MultimediaOlympicsRacingUS Ski TeamVideoWATCH: The Moment USA’s Jessie Diggins Edges Out Sweden for Olympic Gold

Avatar FasterSkierFebruary 21, 2018
Jessie Diggins doing her thing and anchoring her team, with teammate Kikkan Randall, to the first U.S. gold in the Olympic cross-country skiing history. They won Wednesday’s freestyle team sprint, holding off Sweden and Norway. (Photo: FlyingPointRoad)

If you’re a diehard fan of U.S. cross-country skiing at the highest level (or even just into North American skiing in general), you’re gonna want to find a replay of the women’s freestyle team sprint from earlier today at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. And if you’re in the U.S., check out NBCOlympics.com.

Here’s what Kikkan Randall had to say of the moment captured below:

“I was standing in the finish with Charlotte [Kalla of Sweden], and we were both screaming at the top of our lungs for our teammates so we were having our own little competition,” Randall said at the post-race press conference. “From our perspective, it was really hard to tell who was going to be ahead so it was a nail-biter all the way up until that finish line.

“When Jessie won, I looked over at the scoreboard and I saw United States number 1 and just let out a big scream and ran over and tackled Jessie,” Randall continued. “And she said, ‘Oh my gosh, did we just win the Olympics?’ And I said, ‘Yeah!’ ”

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