Jessie Diggins after skiathlon: ‘My brain and body went to war with each other’

Jessie Diggins after skiathlon: 'My brain and body went to war with each other'

Crew USA cross nation skier Jessie Diggins completed the skiathlon in fifth place Saturday on the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

She defined how grueling the take a look at was with a submit on her Instagram account. Diggins, 26, claimed the all-time end within the skiathlon for an American lady in Winter Video games historical past.

She completed simply four.6 seconds away from a gold medal.

“My mind and my physique went to conflict with one another at the moment,” Diggins posted on Instagram.

“Turned myself inside out and left all of it out on the course…and I am strolling away happy with our techs and group, pleased with the race, and excited for extra! Actually, actually feeling the love from each close to and much. I believe I heard my hometown cheering at three AM….virtually as loud as my household on the right track! Love you guys!”

Diggins posted a photograph of herself and a photograph from again residence with all of her supporters in Afton, Minn.

“It was actually cool being seconds away from a medal, and seeing it proper there,” Diggins advised the Crew USA web site. “I do know it is potential. I do know I’ve what it takes.”

Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla claimed gold on the occasion. Norwegian Marit Bjoergen and Finland’s Krista Parmakoski additionally reached the rostrum.

Diggins vomited earlier than the race, attributable to nerves, in line with Crew USA. She struggled with a cramp in her proper tricep in the course of the occasion.