Nordic skiing: American Diggins wins overall cross-country skiing World Cup

The American Jessie Diggins won the overall World Cup for cross-country skiers for the second time in her career.

Nordic skiing: American Diggins wins overall cross-country skiing World Cup

The American Jessie Diggins won the overall World Cup for cross-country skiers for the second time in her career. The 32-year-old prevailed in the final race of the winter over 20 kilometers in the free technique and significantly increased her lead over the Swede Linn Svahn (26th). Diggins had already won the overall World Cup in 2021. In the following two years she came in second place.

With 2,746 points, the American finished the season ahead of Svahn (2,571), her compatriot Frida Karlsson (2,309) and the German Olympic champion Victoria Carl, who scored 2,114 points and came fourth. "That's really impressive. Nobody would have guessed that. You can't rate that highly enough," said team boss Peter Schlickenrieder about his strongest athlete.

In the daily ranking, the German athletes had nothing to do with the podium. Carl took seventh place, Pia Fink (21st) and Katharina Hennig (22nd) fell further back. Schlickenrieder was satisfied with the team unity this winter. “We wanted to create a broad base on which we could build,” said the former professional athlete, who took over the German cross-country skiing team in 2018.

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