Jessie Diggins – World Cup Overall Champion!

 

Jessie Diggins – World Cup Overall Champion!

Jessie Diggins has clinched the Cross Country Overall World Cup Title!

It’s official, Jessie Diggins is this year Cross Country Women’s World Cup Champion! Team USA announced the news Tuesday night, after the FIS Cross-Country Ski World Cup Finals next week were cancelled. That left only two races left this weekend. With her current point total, it became a mathematical certainty, much like her races this season, no one would be able to catch her!

A Crown for the Cross Country Queen!

The overall title is the only fitting ending for what was a remarkable season for Jessie Diggins! The 29-year-old Minnesota native won 4 World Cup races, and also became the first American to win the FIS Tour de Ski, AND she graced the podium a total of 9 times this year. Her grit, determination and consistency throughout the long, grueling season paid off. She is only the 2nd American to ever win the Cross Country overall title and first U.S. Woman. This also halts a dominant streak by Norwegian women who had combined to hold the overall title since 2013.

Jessie celebrates winning a Tour de Ski, women's 10k freestyle cross-country event, in January
Jessie celebrates winning a Tour de Ski, women’s 10k freestyle cross-country event, in January (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

Congratulations World Cup Champion, Jessie Diggins! And thank you for being such a tremendous role model and ambassador for the sport of cross country skiing. Your spirit will no doubt help inspire future champions like yourself. Enjoy your victory laps in Switzerland this weekend, you deserve it!

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