brian-mcgee - March 2, 2018
Minnesota native Jessie Diggins won one of only nine gold medals for Team USA at last month's Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, and she's proving herself a terrific ambassador for both the country and her sport of cross country skiing. The 26 year old beauty and her teammate Kikkan Randall became the first Americans to bring home the gold in cross country skiing and it's likely to set off a cross country skiing craze across the country... or not.
Jessie, short for Jessica, has been skiing since she was 4, and first began competitive skiing at the age of 11. Those are some pretty impressive statistics, but the sort of thing you see in the narrative of many an Olympic medal winner. She's definitely not shy about taking advantage of her moment in the spotlight as one of America's sweethearts, and she fits the bill so perfectly, I'd be fine with her being officially dubbed that.
So next time you find yourself cross country skiing and you're looking for a little inspiration to help you across the finish line, just think about how cute Jessie is and how proud of you she'd be if you finished. You know, or just stick to a sport you're good at. But either way, she's still proud of you.
Photo Credit: Splash News / Backgrid USA
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