Jessie Diggins will carry the flag for the United States at closing ceremony

  • Jessie Diggins will carry the flag for the United States at closing ceremony

Jessie Diggins will carry the flag for the United States at closing ceremony

The cross-country skier who thrust herself across the finish line to give the Americans a dazzling gold in the team sprint has been selected as the USA flagbearer for Sunday's closing ceremony. "I'm really humbled and moved that the athletes voted for me".

Jessie Diggins will be out in front once again.

Diggins was chosen by a vote from fellow members of Team USA.

Gold medalists Kikkan Randall and Jessica Diggins of the United States celebrate during the medal ceremony for Cross-Country Skiing - Ladies' Team Sprint Free during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 22, 2018.

We look forward to seeing Diggins rep the United States during the closing ceremony.

"I just felt unstoppable", Diggins said. It's so inspiring to feel the support and cheering from everyone.

The 25-year-old from St. Paul, Minnesota, is making her second appearance at the Olympics in PyeongChang and had four top-six finishes in the 2018 Games.

When we spoke with Diggins just prior to her arrival in Pyeongchang, she told us that her Olympic success would be measured on effort.

The U.S. has 21 medals so far in and women have claimed 14 of them - 12 on their own, two others on mixed teams in figure skating.

Sweden and Norway were hot favorites for yet another gold medal in women's cross-country skiing and the Nordic nations were at the head of the pack for nearly the entire race.

Much like the opening ceremony, the closing ceremony will feature all 91 countries (92 including Russia), with a flag bearer for each country.

Randall won the gold medal in her fifth and final Winter Olympics.

Tom Kelly, Vice President, Communication at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, painted his beard pink after Kikklan Randall won gold.