Jesse Diggins named Team USA flag bearer for PyeongChang closing ceremonies

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PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA (WBRE/WYOU) – Jesse Diggins has been named the Team USA flag bearer for the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

Diggins and teammate Kikkan Randall won the country’s first-ever Olympic gold medal in the Cross COuntry Ladies’ Team Sprint Free on Wednesday.

It was only the second time the US has won a medal in the event which is dominated by teams from Norway, Sweden and Russia. The only other medal was a bronze in 1976. 

The closing ceremony will be held Sunday evening (ET).

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