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Jessie Diggins: The History Maker Of Team USA Who Won USA’s First Individual Medal In Cross-Country Skiing; Jessie Diggins Life Style, Career, Early Life, Net Worth, Relationship, Height And Weight And Social Activism

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Jessie Diggins: The History Maker Of Team USA Who Won USA’s First Individual Medal In Cross-Country Skiing; Jessie Diggins Life Style, Career, Early Life, Net Worth, Relationship, Height And Weight And Social Activism. Jessie Diggins, an American cross-country skier becomes the first athlete to win a medal in the Cross-Country Skiing competition for Team USA at Beijing Olympics 2022.

Jonna Sundling and Maja Dahlqvist of Sweden secured the first and second position in the competition respectively. Diggin’s team Rossie Brennan finished in the fourth position.

This is not the first time Diggins is creating history for Team USA. In the year 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall won America’s first-ever Cross-Country Skiing gold medal in the women’s team sprint.

Jessie Diggins Life Style, Career, Early Life, Net Worth, Relationship, Height And Weight And Social Activism

This is the second time the 30-year old is making history for her country. Diggins won the competition by finishing in 3.12.84

Jessie Diggins

Jessie Diggins Early Life

Jessie Diggins, the famous country skier of America was born on August 26, 1991, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and was raised in Afton, Minnesota. Diggins has a sister, named Mackenzie Diggins. 

Diggins did her schooling in Stillwater High School, Minnesota, and in the school, she was part of the school skiing team for six years. During her schooling, Diggins won several competitions in inter-school and other skiing leagues.

In 2008, Diggins was ranked as the top Girls individual cross-country skier in the Minnesota High School rankings. She was enrolled in the United States’ World Junior Cross-Country Ski Team in 2010. She completed her graduation from North Michigan University. 

Jessie Diggins Career

Jessie Diggins started skiing at the age of four and has competed in many cross-country skiing competitions. Diggins was named to the United States Ski Team in 2011 and this was her first World championship.

In 2013, Diggins won a gold medal with her long-time partner and friend, Kikkan Randall in the team sprint discipline in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. The next year Diggins won her silver medal in the individual sprint at the U23 World Championships.

Jessie Diggins’s first debut in Winter Olympics was in 2014 and she finished in the 8th position out of 60 participants. She won her individual medal in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in the year 2015. In the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, Diggins brought home two medals; a silver medal in freestyle sprint and a bronze medal in the classic team sprint.

By this, Jessie Diggins becomes the first American to win four World Championships medals in cross-country skiing. During the 2018 Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang, Jessie Diggins with Kikkan Randall becomes the first Americans to win a gold medal in cross-country skiing. In the same Olympics, Diggins competed in six events and finished top ten in all of them.

In 2021, Diggins won the Tour de Ski. In the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Jessie Diggins creates history again by becoming the first athlete to win an individual medal in cross-country skiing for Team USA. 

Jessie Diggins Social Activism

Jessie Diggins who has an eating disorder has talked about her struggles with the disorder publicly. In 2019, Diggins became the spokesperson for the Emily Program, an organization in the US that provides treatment for eating disorders.

Diggins also released her autobiography called ‘Brave Enough’ which discusses her athletic journey and her struggles of bulimia and eating disorder as a teenager. 

Jessie Diggins Relationship

Jessie Diggins is in a romantic relationship with a guy called Wade Poplawski. The couple got engaged after years of dating. Wade Poplawski is a financial analyst who completed his graduation in economics from Colgate University. Jessie Diggins is also a sportsperson who plays ice hockey for college

Jessie Diggins Net Worth

As of 2021, Jessie Diggins has an estimated net worth between 1M-5M US dollars. She made all her wealth from her career as a skier and it is her primary source of income.

Jessie Diggins Height And Weight

Jessie Diggins stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches and weighs 127 lbs. The color of her eyes is blue and the color of her hair is blonde.

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