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Calm, cool and collected.
The Olympian stayed poised during the semi-finals in Beijing when she almost fumbled her skis and used that same composure to get her through the finals, where she became the first woman ever to secure Team USA a medal in the individual cross-country sprint.
Diggins has said that she always gives her all in races and crosses every finish line with nothing left.
That grit and effort showed Tuesday.
Diggins finished with a final time of 3:12.84. Reigning world champion in the women's individual sprint Jonna Sundling of Sweden took gold with 3:09.68 and her Swedish teammate Maja Dahlqvist won silver with a time of 3:12.56.
In the second half of the semi-finals race, Diggins didn't panic when she nearly had a disaster with her skis and clinched her spot in the finals. Read more of how Diggins' record-setting performance went on NBCOlympics.com.
Diggins isn't new to being a first.
In the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Diggins became the first person to win Olympic gold medal for the United States in cross-country skiing.
She also was the first American to win the FIS Tour de Ski and the first American woman to win the overall and distance World Cup titles.
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