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Tokyo Olympics: Athing Mu Wins Gold For US In Women's 800m

Mu was never seriously challenged down the home straight as she strode away to win in 1 minute, 55.21 seconds.

Tokyo Olympics: Athing Mu Wins Gold For US In Women's 800m
Athing Mu, center, of the United States, poses after winning the gold medal in the women's 800-meter final with silver medalist Keely Hodgkinson, right, of Britain, and bronze medalist Raevyn Rogers, of the United States, at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo. | AP Photo/Matthias Schrader
Tokyo Olympics: Athing Mu Wins Gold For US In Women's 800m
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2021-08-03T20:42:42+05:30

Athing Mu has won the 800-meter gold medal for the United States in her first Olympics after leading almost from start to finish. Tokyo Olympics | Full Schedule | Sports News

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.

The result confirms the 19-year-old Mu as the new star of the women’s 800. (AP) 

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