United States wins 1st gold in women's cross-country skiing

United States’ Jessica Diggins left and Kikkan Randall celebrate after winning the gold medal. More

In 1994 Tommy Moe stunned the world with gold in the downhill and silver in the super-G, and in 2010 Kerry Weiland was a member of the silver-medal women's hockey team.

Diggins surged past and thrust her ski across the line 0.19 seconds ahead of Nilsson. She competed in the skiathlon on Saturday, then helped pull the relay team into fifth on Saturday - the team's best Olympic relay finish ever.

The Americans won their semifinal heat to reach the final. A year later, in January 2012, in only her third world cup race, Diggins finished on a world cup podium in the team sprint, with Randall.

While cross-country has been on the Winter Olympic program since the inaugural Games in 1924 in Chamonix, France, women's events weren't added until 1952.

At last year's world championships, Randall won bronze in the individual sprint and Diggins took silver.

Randall and Diggins join Bill Koch as the only Americans to win Olympic medals in the sport. The United States stayed at or near the top of the pack for the next several laps, with Diggins taking and maintaining a lead on the fourth lap before handing it off to Randall.

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The Americans won gold in the team sprint Wednesday at the PyeongChang Games.

"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.

Diggins has also won four world championship medals, including silver in the sprint and bronze in the team sprint at 2017 worlds, and this season is now ranked third overall in world cup standings.

Dating to her first Olympics back in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Randall had never finished higher than sixth place at the Winter Games. Except this time Diggins was the anchor, not Randall.

Her new book, World Class: The Making of the U.S. Women's Cross-Country Ski Team, depicts the rise of the American women, including Jessie Diggins.

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