Feb 8, 2022 - Sports
U.S. cross-country skier Jessie Diggins makes history with Olympic bronze
Jessie Diggins became the first U.S. woman to win an individual Olympic medal in cross-country skiing, taking bronze in the women's sprint freestyle event on Tuesday.
Why it matters: It's another history-making Olympic moment for Diggins, who helped secure the first-ever U.S. team gold in cross-country skiing at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Details: Sweden took gold and silver with Jonna Sundling coming in first and Maja Dahlqvist placing second at the Beijing Winter Olympics.
- Diggin's teammate Rosie Brennan finished just behind her in fourth.
What she's saying: Ahead of this year's Winter Games, Diggins told Sports Illustrated that that she was focused "trying really hard not to get stuck on the results.”