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<p>Jessica Diggins of the United States (L) and Kikkan Randall of the United States celebrate as they win gold during the Cross Country Ladies' Team Sprint Free Final on day 12 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Cross-Country Centre on February 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)</p>
American skiers Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins made history Wednesday by winning Olympic gold in women's team sprint in cross country skiing.
The Americans defeated runner-up Sweden by .19 seconds.
Norway won bronze.
The victory meant Team USA ended their 42-year Olympic medal drought in cross-country skiing. NBC Olympics reports
that Diggins and Randall are the first American women to win an Olympic medal in cross-country skiing.
Before their win on Wednesday, Bill Koch was the only American cross-country skier to earn an Olympic medal. Koch won silver in the men's 30km in 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria.