Kikkan Randall wins gold in women's team sprint

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Jessica Diggins, left, of the United States, celebrates after winning the gold medal past Stina Nilsson, of Sweden, in the during women's team sprint freestyle cross-country skiing final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

Once Diggins realized she won gold, she celebrated and screamed with her teammate, 35-year-old Kikkan Randall.

Team USA finally won their first medal for women's cross-country skiing Wednesday.

Randall and Diggins with the fastest qualifying time, winning the second semifinal in a time of 16:22.56.

Diggins and Randall join Bill Koch among American cross-country skiers that have won Olympic medals.

She passed Falla and set her sights on leader Nilsson, who won gold in the individual sprint, as they rounded the final bend to set up an electrifying finish.

Then it was a matter of putting all of her own energy into the finish - and Diggins said that when she saw Randall at the finish line, "I was so excited and so happy, and also I couldn't feel my legs".

"I am very proud of our performance, I was really digging deep today to get the power over the last 100 metres, but today US was too strong, and I really think they deserve the gold medal", Nilsson said. She is also one of the first women to compete in five Olympics, along with Kelly Clark, who is also in Pyeongchang.

The decades-long Olympic medal hunt is over for the U.S. Cross Country team.

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