The U.S. Wins Its First Olympic Cross-Country Skiing Gold
Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins have made history by winning the first ever U.S. Olympic gold in cross-country skiing. The only other American to ever win a medal in the sport was Bill Koch, who took silver at the Innsbruck Games in Austria in 1976. In a surprise result, Randall and Diggins sneaked just ahead of runners-up Sweden by 0.19 seconds, and Norway won bronze almost three seconds behind the gold-medalists. The U.S. now has six golds and holds fifth in the medal table, with Norway out in front with 12 overall.