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Tokyo 2020: US Teenager, Jacoby Stuns Defending Champion, King To Win Gold In Women’s 100m Breaststroke

Tokyo 2020: US Teenager, Jacoby Stuns Defending Champion, King To Win Gold In Women’s 100m Breaststroke

US teenager Lydia Jacoby has revealed her delight to have won a gold medal in the ongoing Tokyo Olympic Games.

The 17-year-old stunned teammate and defending champion Lilly King to claim the 100m Olympic breaststroke gold medal in Tokyo on Tuesday.

Jacoby swam a scintillating final 50m to touch in 1min 04.95sec and edge South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker (1:05.22) into second, with King having to settle for bronze in 1:05.54.

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“It was crazy. I was definitely racing for a medal. I knew that I had it in me,” said Jacoby.

“I wasn’t really expecting a gold medal. So, when I looked up and saw that scoreboard I was insane.”

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