Meet The US Flag Bearer For The Closing Ceremony

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Diggins - who thrust herself across the finish line to give the Americans a dazzling gold medal in the cross-country team sprint - has been selected as the USA flagbearer for Sunday night's closing ceremony at the Pyeongchang Games.

The announcement was made Friday morning on the "Today" show. "I'm really humbled and moved that the athletes voted for me".

"It feels unreal, I can't believe it just happened", Diggins told reporters.

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Diggins teamed with Kikkan Randall to win the United States' first-ever cross-country gold medal at the Olympics as the pair battled to a dramatic photo finish with Sweden.

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

The U.S. hadn't won a medal in cross-country skiing since Bill Koch took silver in the 30-kilometer race at the 1976 Innsbruck Games.

"I have so much respect and admiration for everybody here".

Before she and Randall won the team sprint last Wednesday, Diggins finished fifth in the skiathlon, 10km freestyle and 4x5km relay.

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Randall kept the Americans in the hunt on her final leg, handing over to Diggins for the sixth and final lap which was raced at a furious pace as the lead changed hands several times.

That sensational finish became one of the defining moments of the Pyeongchang Games.

It was only the second time the U.S. has won a medal in the event which is dominated by teams from Norway, Sweden and Russian Federation. It also marked a breakthrough for the U.S.in a sport ruled by Norway, Sweden and Finland.

The win ended the U.S.'s 42-year Olympic cross-country medal drought. Sunday's Olympic race will be in the classic technique.

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