19-year-old Trenton native wins gold medal in 800 meters at Tokyo Olympics
A 19-year-old Trenton native has won the gold medal in the 800 meters at the Tokyo Olympics.
Athing Mu is the first U.S. woman to win the gold in the 800 since 1968. It’s also her first Olympics.
Mu was never seriously challenged down the home straight as she strode away to win in 1 minute, 55.21 seconds.
Britain’s Keely Hodgkinson won the silver medal in 1:55.88 and Raevyn Rogers came from nowhere to clinch the bronze on the finish line and give the Americans a double celebration at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.
Mu went to Trenton Central High School.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.