You'll want your sound up for this… pic.twitter.com/86PQ4KQaH3
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) February 21, 2018
Yesterday, Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall took home the gold medal in the women’s team sprint freestyle race at the Pyeongchang Games. You have to turn up the volume and listen to Chad Salmela announce this race, as he nearly loses it.
“They’re all completely gassed!” Salmela exclaimed “They’ve given it everything on the klaebo bakken. Stina Nilsson leading Jessie Diggins into the final turn. Can Diggins answer?”
This was the United States first ever gold medal in a cross country skiing event, the first ever medal in women’s cross country skiing, and the country’s first medal since Bill Koch took home the silver in 1976. Jesse Diggins is a 26-year-old from Afton, MN and we expected to see a lot more from her in the future. Kikkan Randall is a 35-year-old from Sale Lake City, UT that’s still got plenty left.