Alaska's Lydia Jacoby wins gold in women's 100m breaststroke
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The reactions were off the charts after 17-year-old Lydia Jacoby won gold on Tuesday.

Jacoby pulled off a stunner, winning the gold medal in the women’s 100 meter breaststroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Jacoby, who is from Alaska, is still a high school senior. She attends Seward High School, where she will be a senior in the fall, and has plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin in 2022.

Here is video of the finish where she won the event:

The best part was seeing the reaction at the watch party in her town. The fans in Seward were going nuts over Jacoby’s win, rightfully so.

Keep a few things in mind: Jacoby is the first swimmer from Alaska to qualify for the Olympics. According to NBC, they only have one 50-meter long swimming pool in the entire state of Alaska.

Jacoby is blazing a path and still has plenty of years in the pool ahead of her. And now she is the most famous person in Seward.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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