Stillwater Gazette: Welcome home celebration for Jessie Diggins

Travel with Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins on her compelling journey from America’s heartland to international sports history, navigating challenges and triumphs with rugged grit and a splash of glitterThree-time Olympic medalist Jessie Diggins returned to her hometown of Afton for a welcome home celebration on Saturday, April 2 at Town Square Park. There was an overflow crowd for the festivities, which included a glitter table and a display of her countless awards, medals and trophies. In addition to signing autographs and posing for photos throughout the day, Diggins, 30, announced she is planning to train and compete at least through the next Olympics in 2026, saying: "I make no promises after that, but I will be around for Italy."

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