Athing Mu, 19 win gold in women's 800 meters
Athing Mu, 19, becomes first American to win gold in women’s 800 meters final since 1968
First-time Olympian Athing Mu won gold for Team USA in Tuesday’s women’s 800-meter final and made history in the process. With a national-record time of 1:55:21, Mu culminated her growing legend, becoming the first American woman to win the event since 1968 at the Mexico City Games.
Athing Mu, 19 win gold in women's 800 meters
Mu, 19, came into these Games as the gold-medal favorite and fittingly soared past the competition in her first two heats, winning with times of 2:01.10 and 1:58.07 in Round 1 and the semifinal, respectively.
Source: CBS sports