Jessie Diggins, Kikkan Randall win historic cross-country gold for Team USA

Jessie Diggins, Kikkan Randall win historic cross-country gold for Team USA

Jessie Diggins, Kikkan Randall win historic cross-country gold for Team USA

Diggins and Randall join Bill Koch among American cross-country skiers that have won Olympic medals. On the final leg, Diggins had fallen back to third but sprinted home to pull off the victory.

The Americans held the fastest time in the semifinals, allowing them to start on the front row for the finale.

Diggins passed the Swedes and the Norwegians on the final lap to secure the elusive win. The Norwegian athlete is the most decorated Winter Olympian (14 medals).

Randall has also juggled training with becoming a mom. She told reporters after the race, "It's what I've been working on for 20 years and with this team for the last five years and wow".

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"It" a dream come true.

United States' Jessica Diggins, left, and Kikkan Randall celebrate after winning the gold medal in the women's team sprint freestyle cross-country skiing final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

Diggins and Randall have been building toward this moment for years, since they teamed up to win gold at the 2013 world championships.

However, she admitted to an attack of nerves as her 26-year-old partner headed for the final straight.

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As we mentioned in our profile of the U.S. Olympic team, Randall is the only mother on Team USA.

Considering how much they each did to build up the sport, it's incredibly appropriate they are the first two American women to wear gold for cross country.

Randall, right, is also a mom.

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