Jessie Diggins celebrates after winning a stage of the 2016 Tour de Ski. (Getty Images/AFP - Giuseppe Cacace)
Sadie and Erik Bjornsen led the way for the USA in day two of the FIS Cross Country World Cup Finals Saturday.
Simi Hamilton just missed the podium in the first stage 1.5k freestyle sprint at the FIS Cross Country World Cup Finals Friday.
Jessie Diggins and Sadie Bjornsen were the wild card in an event not historically a U.S. strength, and an event in which the U.S. had never medaled at World Championships.
Jessie Diggins wrapped up a storybook World Championships Saturday with a U.S. best fifth-place finish in the 30k freestyle mass start.
In an event that has become a focal point at World Championships, the USA finished fourth Thursday in the women’s 4x5k relay.
The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team has announced its team that will compete Thursday in the women’s 4x5k relay where the Americans are expected to be contenders.
Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied to bronze Sunday in the classic team sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti.
Teams from all corners of the globe have been making their way to the popular nordic center where the championships open Wednesday evening with first competitions on Thursday.
NBC Sports Group is offering nordic ski fans in America the most robust opportunity ever to view their sport with wall-to-wall live coverage of the International Ski Federation's 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland.
Jessie Diggins skied to her best 15k classic World Cup result, winning a photo finish to take 10th.
Kikkan Randall skied to a fifth-place finish in Saturday’s FIS World Cup freestyle sprint - her best performance in nearly two years.
The USA1 women’s relay team came up an eyelash short of the podium Sunday in the 4x5k mixed technique relay in Sweden.
Jessie Diggins returned after a nearly two-week break to lead the USA, finishing seventh in the women’s 10k World Cup freestyle in Sweden.
Seventeen athletes have been named to represent USA at the International Ski Federation's 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland.
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Timing has always been a strength for Jessie Diggins—the upstart racer kicked off an international career in 2011 by snagging a spot on the World Championship team in Holmenkollen, an experience she highlights years later as a medal winner as “amazing and key to getting to the next level.” The next level came in 2013 when the Minnesota native teamed with Kikkan Randall to win the team sprint at the World Championships and then in 2015 when she won a silver medal in the 10k freestyle at the Falun World Championships.
Diggins is known for an aggressive style of racing and a seemingly boundless source of energy, a strength she continued to draw on in 2015-16 to take her first individual World Cup victory at the Tour de Ski. There, she won the 5k freestyle individual start in Toblach, Italy, making her only the fourth U.S. woman to win an individual World Cup. This win was just the first of many historical results throughout the 2015-16 season for Diggins, which included six World Cup podiums in total.
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8th, Skiathlon, Sochi, RUS, 2014
2nd, 10k FS, Falun, SWE, 2015
4th, 10k FS, Falun, SWE, 2016
8th, Overall in World Cup Sprint Standings, 2015-16
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