sunny.png
Saturday December 4th, 2021 5:30PM

Jessie Diggins wins 1st Tour de Ski title for United States

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (AP) — Jessie Diggins won a first title for the United States in cross-country skiing’s Tour de Ski on Sunday.

Leading the women’s time standings after seven events, Diggins placed second in the 10-kilometer final stage of the 10-day competition raced in Italy and Switzerland.

Her final time of more than three hours was 1 minute, 24 seconds ahead of Russian Yulia Stupak. Ebba Andersson of Sweden was third.

In 15 years of the marathon competition, Diggins’s third place three years ago is the only other podium finish by an American man or woman.

Four different Norwegians combined to win the past seven editions of the women’s Tour de Ski. The cross-country skiing power did not enter the 2021 competitions because of safety concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

Diggins, from Saint Paul, Minnesota, won an Olympic gold medal at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games in team sprint with Kikkan Randall.

____

More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports
© Copyright 2021 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Jessie Diggins wins 1st Tour de Ski title for United States
Jessie Diggins won a first title for the United States in cross-country skiing’s Tour de Ski on Sunday
9:52AM ( 5 minutes ago )
Brady and Bucs, plus Bills and Rams win NFL wild-card games
The first tripleheader of NFL wild-card games saw Tom Brady extend his postseason record for victories to 31 with a 31-23 win for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington
9:47AM ( 10 minutes ago )
The Latest: Toomey is 2nd GOP senator to urge Trump to quit
A second Republican senator has called for President Donald Trump to step down in the wake of the Capitol rioting this past week
9:43AM ( 14 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Noël returns to form, leads 1st run of World Cup slalom
Clément Noël found his best form again to take a clear first-run lead in a World Cup slalom on Sunday
6:02AM ( 3 hours ago )
Brady outduels Heinicke, leads Buccaneers past Washington
Tom Brady threw for 381 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers past Washington 31-23 in their NFC wild-card game
12:29AM ( 9 hours ago )
Palmer, English tied for the lead at Tournament of Champions
Ryan Palmer had the low score of the week at Kapalua with a 9-under 64 that had to be upheld after a video review
12:12AM ( 9 hours ago )
AP Sports
Brady and Bucs, plus Bills and Rams win NFL wild-card games
The first tripleheader of NFL wild-card games saw Tom Brady extend his postseason record for victories to 31 with a 31-23 win for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington
9:47AM ( 10 minutes ago )
The Latest: Toomey is 2nd GOP senator to urge Trump to quit
A second Republican senator has called for President Donald Trump to step down in the wake of the Capitol rioting this past week
9:43AM ( 14 minutes ago )
New law cracks down on shell companies to combat corruption
A watershed reform of U.S. money laundering laws could allow investigators to uncover the proceeds of foreign bribery, drug trafficking and terrorism in just a few keystrokes
9:36AM ( 21 minutes ago )
Kenin beats Putintseva to reach Abu Dhabi quarterfinals
Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin of the United States has come back from match point down to beat Yulia Putintseva and reach the quarterfinals of the Abu Dhabi Open
9:33AM ( 24 minutes ago )
Spain shovels out of snowdrifts left by Storm Filomena
Emergency crews in central Spain have cleared 500 roads and rescued over 1,500 people stranded in vehicles as the country shovels out of its worst snowstorm in recent memory
9:17AM ( 40 minutes ago )