Team Toyota’s Jessie Diggins Wins First-Ever U.S. Olympic Medal in Cross-Country Skiing Individual Sprint Event
BEIJING (Feb. 8, 2022) – At 30 years old, Team Toyota’s Jessie Diggins won her second Olympic medal, taking third place in the women’s cross-country skiing individual sprint free event at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. Diggins became the first American to win a medal for the U.S. in a cross-country skiing individual sprint event with the historic bronze medal win.
With a time of 3:12.84, Diggins’ podium appearance marks her first individual Olympic medal and makes her the first U.S. woman to win an individual cross-country medal.
A flag bearer for the U.S. in the Closing Ceremony at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Diggins and her partner secured a dramatic win in the team sprint freestyle that year, which resulted in Team USA’s first gold medal in the sport and first women’s medal.
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