Feb. 21, 2018, 7 a.m. (ET)

Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall cemented their legacies Wednesday at the Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre. After an Olympic Games full of near misses and heartbreak, Diggins and Randall became the first American women ever to win a medal in cross-country skiing. Fittingly, it was gold. Relive their monumental victory through these photos. 

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The Race

Jessie Diggins looks on during the cross-country women's team sprint free semi final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

(L-R)Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall handover in the cross-country women's team sprint free final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Jessie Diggins crosses the finish line in the cross-country women's team sprint free semi final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Jessie Diggins (R) competes in the cross-country women's team sprint free final at the Olympic WInter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

The Finish

Jessie Diggins stretches across the finish line to win gold in the cross-country women's team sprint free final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Jessie Diggins celebrates as she wins gold in the cross-country women's team sprint free final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

Jessie Diggins celebrates as she wins gold in the cross-country women's team sprint free final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

Jessie Diggins Kikkan Randall celebrate as they win gold in the cross-country women's team sprint free final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Jessie Diggins Kikkan Randall celebrate as they win gold in the cross-country women's team sprint free final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

The Celebration

Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall celebrate as they win gold in the women's cross-country team sprint free at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on  on Feb. 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

 

Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall celebrate as they win gold in the women's cross-country team sprint free at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on  on Feb. 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

 

Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall celebrate on the podium after winning gold in the women's cross-country team sprint free at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on  on Feb. 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

 

Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall celebrate on the podium after winning gold in the women's cross-country team sprint free at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on  on Feb. 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

 

 

(L-R) Silver medalists Stina Nilsson and Charlotte Kalla of Sweden, gold medalists Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins, and bronze medalists Marit Bjoergen and Maiken Caspersen Falla of Norway celebrate on the podium after the women's cross country team sprint free at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

 

Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins celebrate with coaches and teammates after winning the women's cross-country team sprint free at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.