Nineteen year old Athing Mu made history at the Tokyo Olympics.
The Trenton native became the first American woman to win a gold medal in the 800 meter race since the Mexico City Games in 1968.
Taking the lead early, she finished in 1:55.21, a U.S. record, breaking a record set by Neptune native Ajee Wilson.
British teen Keely Hodgkinson took home silver with a time of 1:55.88 and American Raevyn Rogers took home bronze with a time of 1:56.81.
ATHING MU TAKES THE GOLD! 🥇— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 3, 2021
She is the first American woman to win the 800m since the 1968 Mexico City Games. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/WmJq2dYulr
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