Jessie Diggins grew up in Afton, Minnesota, and is currently a professional cross country ski racer. After moonlighting as a dancer, soccer player, violinist, swimmer and track runner as a high school athlete, she finally settled on cross country skiing as a full-time passion.
She won the United States’ first-ever cross-country skiing gold medal at the Winter Olympics in women’s team sprint at Pyeongchang in 2018. She also won a gold medal in the team sprint in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013. She finished in the first position in the 2020–21 FIS Cross-Country World Cup.
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