FALUN, Sweden (Feb. 24, 2015) – In heavy falling snow, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Caitlin Gregg (Minneapolis, MN) took advantage of fast skis to finish second and third at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 10K individual freestyle race. Gregg, wearing bib three, skied a balanced, even race to finish before a snowstorm set in on the rolling five-kilometer course. Diggins, a later starter, began the race evenly, and skied into the silver medal position with a gutsy final three kilometers. Charlotte Kalla, of host country Sweden, took the gold medal by a commanding forty seconds.
“This was a goal of mine since before the season, but I went out today believing anything was possible and I skied like I wanted to win a medal,” Gregg said of the effort. For Gregg, it was her first result inside the top 10 at the international level.”
Olympians Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg won silver and bronze medals in the World Championships 10km freestyle in Falun, Sweden, on Tuesday, marking the first time two Americans made the podium of a World Championships or Olympic individual cross-country skiing race.
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