Before she was trying to make American cross country skiing Olympic history, before she was winning World Cups, before she devoted her career to this sport, Jessie Diggins was in seventh grade, racing on the Stillwater High School junior varsity team, when she was pressed into action.
The 2018 Winter Paralympics from PyeongChang were filled with spectacular finishes and special moments for Team USA. We picked out the best 18 moments from the Games. Check them out, below:
Oksana Masters and Dan Cnossen try to keep Team USA atop the standings for para cross-country skiing, and the gold medal is awarded in wheelchair curling. Here's what's coming up tonight at the 2018 Paralympics in PyeongChang.
Team USA snowboarders had another large medal haul, and a pair of familiar names were back on the podium in para biathlon. Here's what happened on the sixth day of Paralympic competition in PyeongChang.
In snowboard, the banked slalom event makes its Paralympic debut with reigning world champion Brenna Huckaby leading the podium charge. Biathlon continues with all classes competing in two of the longer distances, the men's 15 km and women's 12.5 km (sitting, standing and visually impaired). Then in sled hockey, teams play each other for the 5th to 8th place classifications. Wheelchair curling moves from the round-robin stage to the semifinals.
Team USA allowed one goal in their sled hockey semifinal game against Italy, though they still came away victorious, 10-1. Team USA advances to the gold medal game where they will face Canada.
Team USA attempts to advance to the gold medal game in sled hockey, while the wheelchair curling team finishes out round-robin play. On the snow, Team USA's Stephanie Jallen competes in women's slalom.
When Oksana Masters pulled out of the women's 10km biathlon event yesterday after falling and reinjuring the elbow she dislocated two weeks before arriving in PyeongChang, she thought her 2018 Paralympic campaign might be finished. Except it wasn't.
Tonight's Winter Paralympics action includes Andrew Kurka in para Alpine skiing and Team USA's next two games in the round-robin round of wheelchair curling. Check out the TV and live stream listings below to find out when to watch:
The U.S. sled hockey team continued to impress in PyeongChang as they won their third straight game. Playing against South Korea in today's match, Team USA's offensive attack showed no sign of slowing down and they were able to take down the host nation 8-0. The U.S. will now advance to a semifinal matchup with Italy, while South Korea's path to a medal must now go through a semifinal meeting with the heavily favored Canadian team.
MOSCOW (AP) — Olympic figure skating silver medalist Yevgenia Medvedeva has withdrawn from the world championships, ending the prospect of another showdown against friend and rival Alina Zagitova.
Four Americans, including double gold medalist Kendall Gretsch, have a chance to win their third medals of the 2018 Games, and the U.S. sled hockey team closes out group play with a game against the host nation. Here's what's on tap for tonight at the Paralympics.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The most talked-about athlete in the Paralympics barely plays, but who cares? The diminutive but hard-nosed reserve forward on South Korea's sled hockey team proudly admits he's just happy to be here.
Team USA's strong showing at the 2018 Paralympics continued with six snowboard cross medals and another sled hockey shutout. Here's a full look at what happened on the third day of competition.
Watch live from PyeongChang as the U.S.' star snowboarders, including Brenna Huckaby and Amy Purdy, compete in snowboard cross. The preliminary matches in sled hockey continue with Team USA facing off against the Czech Republic, and the U.S. wheelchair curling team plays Finland and then the Neutral Paralympic Athletes in today's round-robin matches. In cross-country, the men's 20km and women's 15km (standing/visually impaired) will be contested.
Amy Purdy won bronze at the 2014 Sochi Paralympics in snowboard cross, and her life has only gotten busier since. She appeared on Dancing with the Stars, wrote a best-selling memoir and joined Oprah Winfrey's eight-city tour "Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend" delivering motivational speeches.
The 2018 PyeongChang Paralympics are just two days old, and already there are four Americans who have won multiple medals. The group is led by Kendall Gretsch, who now has para cross-country gold to go with the para biathlon gold she had won just a day earlier.
Four years ago, U.S. men registered a Paralympic podium sweep for the first time ever. Mike Shea, the snowboard cross silver medalist, was part of that historic moment. Now he'll be looking to collect more hardware for para snowboarding in PyeongChang.
The United States sled hockey team takes the ice for the first time in PyeongChang as they go for a third straight gold medal. Meanwhile on the snow, para cross-country skier Oksana Masters and para Alpine skier Andrew Kurka both look for their second medal of these Paralympics.
Kendall Gretsch won Team USA's first gold medal at the PyeongChang Paralympics on Friday night in the women's biathlon 6 km – sitting event. It was a strong finish for Team USA, with Oksana Masters grabbing the silver medal. Next on the course, Dan Cnossen won the men's biathlon 7.5 km – sitting event.
Oksana Masters has two Paralympic medals in cross-country skiing, but has spent the past year and a half setting herself up for biathlon gold.