Published: Thu, February 22, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

US women win 1st Olympic cross-country gold

US women win 1st Olympic cross-country gold

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, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins teamed up to win gold in the women's sprint in a race where thrilling doesn't seem like a strong enough word. Team USA had been hoping that the cross-country drought would finally break; instead, it continued.

Diggins surged past and thrust her ski across the line 0.19 seconds ahead of Nilsson.

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The only American to previously win an Olympic medal in the sport was Bill Koch, who took silver in the 30-kilometer race in the 1976 Winter Games in Innsbruck.

The Americans held the fastest time in the semifinals, allowing them to start on the front row for the finale.

It was also historic day for the Norwegian team that finished third - with that bronze medal, Marit Bjoergen, a cross-country legend at 37, became the most decorated Winter Olympics athlete of all time, with 14 medals in her career. When Jessie won I looked over at the scoreboard and saw United States number one, and just let out a big scream and just ran over and tackled Jessie, ' Randall said.

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"In the final stretch I was just thinking, "Go, go, go, I'm giving it everything I had and I've got someone who I really love and care about waiting for me at the finishing line and I just want to make her proud", she said of Randall.

The decades-long Olympic medal hunt is over for the U.S. Cross Country team.

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