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.”