The US’ Athing Mu won a historic Olympic gold in the Tokyo 2020 women’s 800 meters on Tuesday, ending a half-century title drought for US women competing in Olympic track events.
Mu, 19, ran the 800-meter final with a time of one minute and 55.21 seconds – breaking the US record – to bring home the gold.
The only other US gold in the Olympic event took place way back in 1968, when Madeline Manning ran 2:00.9 in the Mexico City Games.
Also on Tuesday, Great Britain’s Keely Hodgkinson grabbed the silver in the event with her time of 1:55.88.
American Raevyn Rogers got the bronze with a time of 1:56.81.