American cross-country skier Jessie Diggins is looking for her first individual title in Nordic World Ski Championship which to be begin today from 24 February 2021.
Diggins is now considered a favourite to earn world titles in the 10km freestyle, classic sprint, skiathlon and 30km classic events.
“It’s always been a big dream of mine to be able to show up ready to play, no matter what it is, distance, sprint, classic, skate, skiathlon, whatever it is, I want to show up and be ready to give it my best fight,” Diggins said.
“I’m finally getting to that place in my career, and I’m really excited about that.”
In the men’s contest, Johannes Høsflot Klæbo of Norway will be defending titles in the sprint, team sprint and 4x10km relay.
Nordic combined events are set to run from Friday (February 26) to March 6.