US cross-country skier Kikkan Randall spoke about motherhood and becoming a gold medal-winning athlete at a press conference in Pyeongchang on Thursday, one day after becoming the first US athlete in history to receive a gold medal for Olympic cross-country skiing. «Hopefully [I can] be an inspiration for all the moms out there that you can return to being stronger than you've ever been. You... Еще can blend a sports career and family,» she said. «Marit Bjoergen was also on the podium yesterday. She's got a son around the same age. And I just hope that we can really inspire the moms out there too. Not give up on being active and enjoying with their family,» said Randall. «I was going to get to see my son next week and I'm definitely missing him here. But win or lose, he was going to be happy to see me, and I think that kind of freed me to just go out and do my job, and have fun,» she added. On Wednesday, Randall won the Team Sprint Free Final race along with her partner Jessica Diggins, clocking the 7.5 km-long hilly track in 16.22.56. Randall is the only mother on the US team, as well as one of the first women to compete in five editions of the Olympic Games.