Skier Jessie Diggins Selected as U.S. Flag Bearer for Olympics Closing Ceremony

PARK CITY, UT – SEPTEMBER 27: Cross-country skier Jessie Diggins addresses the media during the Team USA Media Summit ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games on September 27, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)

Cross country skier Jessie Diggins will be the flag bearer for the United States at the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Olympics, Team USA announced.

Diggins along with Kikkan Randall became the first American women to win a gold medal in cross country skiing when they beat Sweden and Norway.

Diggins passed both countries on the final lap to bring home the historic medal.

“This is such an incredible honor for me. I’m really humbled and moved that the athletes voted for me. It’s so inspiring to feel the support and cheering from everyone,” Diggins said in a statement.

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SOURCE: Sports Illustrated, Scooby Axson