Got glitter?

F’ Yeah. Gold glitter.

Jessica Diggins and Kikkan Randall, cross-country team sprint winners
Jessica Diggins and Kikkan Randall after winning gold


NYTimes: “U.S. Shocks Cross-Country Field With Sprint Gold Medal” “Kikkan Randall & Jessie Diggins Win Team USA’s First Women’s Cross-Country Skiing Olympic Medal – And It’s Gold!”

Washington Post: “Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall win United States’ first-ever medal in women’s Olympic cross-country”

NPR: “Kikkan Randall, The Only Mom On Team USA, Just Won A Gold Medal In Her Last Event”


Less than 0.5 km to go, and the podium is a lock:

(Diggins is on the upper right; Norway’s Maiken Caspersen Falla is in the lead, with Sweden’s Stina Nilsson on the left)

And because it’s called a “team”:

Team USA group photo
Team USA after Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins (c) won gold in the women’s freestyle team sprint on Wednesday at the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. (Photo: FlyingPointRoad)


Two different commentator tracks for the finish:

  1. Controlled enthusiasm
  2. Ape-**** orgasmic (turn up the sound in the Instagram video)

Afterwards, the athletes themselves describe the feeling:

NBC interview with Randall and Diggins