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Olympic medalist Diggins reports brush with angry motorist in Afton

Diggins was training Sunday in her hometown

November 01, 2018 - 4:42 am

AFTON, Minn. (AP) - Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins says she and a friend had a close call with an angry motorist while training near her Minnesota hometown.

   Diggins posted on her blog that she and her Stillwater High School coach, Kris Hansen, were roller-skiing single file on Sunday when an SUV "buzzed" them a few miles from her home in Afton.

   Diggins told the Star Tribune Wednesday that the driver "could have killed us."

   The 27-year-old cross-country gold medalist says after the SUV passed them, the driver stopped in the road with a hill in the distance, then started driving next to them as they tried to pass. Diggins says she wrote the SUV's license plate number in the dirt and contacted authorities.

   A sheriff's sergeant says no citations have been issued.