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US Woman Reaches Cross-Country Sprint Final, Doesn't Medal

The individual sprint is 1.8km for the men and 1.3km for the women

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    Yet again, there was no cross-country skiing medal for an American woman.

    Jessica Diggins failed in her quest to become the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in cross-country skiing, placing sixth in the final.

    Sweden's Stina Nilsson won the sprint from Maiken Caspersen of Norway and Yulia Belorukova.

    It is Nilsson's second career medal after she took bronze in Sochi four years ago.

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    Diggins reached the finals after beating out Natalia Nepryaeva, an Olympic athlete from Russia, in a photo finish in the second semifinal heat. Diggins had the fourth-fastest time overall in the semifinals. She was more than 11 seconds behind the leader in the finals.

    On the men's side of the classic sprint, Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo of Norway won gold.

    Frederico Pellegrino of Italy edged out Alexander Bolshunov, an Olympic athlete from Russia, in a photo finish to win silver. Bolshunov got the bronze.

    Kalebo, the world's No. 1-ranked cross-country sprinter, pulled away midway through the race and won by 1.34 seconds while coasting to the finish line

    The individual sprint is 1.8km for the men and 1.3km for the women.