Minnesota Native Takes Home First US Women's Cross-Country Ski Gold Medal

Jessica Diggins, left, of the United States, celebrates after winning the gold medal past Stina Nilsson, of Sweden, in the during women's team sprint freestyle cross-country skiing final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea Photo: AP/ Dmitri Lovetsky
Jessica Diggins, left, of the United States, celebrates after winning the gold medal past Stina Nilsson, of Sweden, in the during women's team sprint freestyle cross-country skiing final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea

February 21, 2018 07:30 AM

A Minnesota native took home a gold medal for a women's cross-county ski event at the the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Jessica Diggins, of Afton, along with Utah native Kikkan Randall, took home the gold for Team USA after the women's team sprint freestyle cross-country skiing final.

Advertisement

With the win, Diggins and Randall became the first Americans to win an Olympic gold medal in a women's cross-country skiing event.

That brings the United States' medal total to six gold medals, three silver and six bronze.

PHOTOS: Pyeongchang Olympics: Tuesday, Feb. 20

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Credits

Rebecca Omastiak

Copyright 2018 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement

1 killed in St. Paul shooting

Warning for parents at day cares after car break-ins across metro

Minnesota colleges with strong connection to the Bahamas chipping in after Hurricane Dorian

People speak out against suggested cuts to Minneapolis Park Police

Partly cloudy, pleasant weather on Thursday

Police: Dozens of Eagan residents scammed out of over $440K in 2019

Advertisement