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.
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