Let’s hear it for Jessie Diggins! The cross-country skier won the bronze medal in the women’s individual sprint race Tuesday at the Beijing Olympics!
According to Boston.com, Diggins is a native Minnesotan but also splits her time living in Stratton Vermont and South Boston! Who knew?
Back in 2018, Diggins helped the US team win its first cross-country skiing gold medal in the team spring event!
We’re guessing when Diggins is back in Southie wearing that bronze medal around her neck will help skip the line at Lincoln.
The 30-year-old Olympian is known for her signature sparkles on her cheeks and recently wrote a book “Brave Enough” the true story of her journey from the American Midwest into sports history.
Diggins also openly shares her struggle with bulimia – “recounting both the adversity and how she healed from it in order to bring hope and understanding to others experiencing eating disorders.”
You can learn more about Diggins and her book here.
If you see her in the neighborhood, make sure to say hello and congratulate her on her medal!
Way to go!
Image via Jessie Diggins on Instagram via 📷: @gettysport
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
A sign or banner should be made in her honor. That is what the communities in NH and VT do.
So make one already…who’s stoppin’ ya?
(PS…Congratulations Jessie D👍🏻 🇺🇸🥉🇺🇸👍🏻!!!)