Watch Team USA's Jessie Diggins' Historic Bronze-Medal Race

Diggins earned the United States its first ever individual sprint medal in cross-country skiing at the Winter Olympics for the United States.

Team USA skier Jessie Diggins had a historic performance Tuesday morning, becoming the first American to medal in an individual sprint event in cross-country skiing.

The three-time Olympian won the bronze medal in the women's event, finishing with a time of 3:12.84. It's the second Olympic career medal for Diggins. She won gold in the team sprint at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games — a first for the United States.

“This is absolutely wild,” Diggins said after the race. “And I'm just so grateful. That's the overwhelming emotion because it's taken so much from so many people. We had amazing skis. We have amazing teammates who have helped me. We have an amazing support staff. This really belongs to everyone.”

Sweden's Jonna Sundling and Maja Dahlqvist took home gold and silver, respectively.

USA's Rosie Brennan finished fourth in the finals of the event.

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