Alaska teenager Lydia Jacoby pulled off a surprise upset in the women's 100-meter breaststroke on day four of the Tokyo Olympics, winning gold for the United States.
The win marks the first American woman to win gold in swimming in Tokyo.
U.S. teammate Lilly King, who was expected by many to clinch her second Olympic gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke, took bronze. She finished .59 of a second behind Jacoby, who won in 1:04.95.
Tatjana Schoenmaker from South Africa, who was .27 of a second back, took silver.
Video showed the crowd from Jacoby's hometown of Seward, Alaska, going wild, erupting in cheers, screaming and jumping as they watched the 17-year-old take the gold from a remote viewing party.
"We love to keep that gold in the USA family, so this kid just had the swim of her life and I am so proud to be her teammate."— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 27, 2021
Lydia Jacoby and @_king_lil react to their gold and bronze medals in the women's 100m breaststroke. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/wIEXtFLkMq
Jacoby is the first Olympic swimmer to be born in Alaska, and is only the 10th summer Olympian from the state.