On Tuesday, 17-year-old American swimmer Lydia Jacoby, who hails from Alaska, where there is only one 50-meter pool in the entire state and who had never competed in a major international competition before, won the gold medal in a stunning upset and became the first American swimmer to win a gold medal.
LYDIA JACOBY WINS GOLD! 🥇
Alaska has an Olympic champion!
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) July 27, 2021
There is only one 50m pool in the entire state of Alaska.
Lydia Jacoby (Seward, Alaska) is now an Olympic gold medalist 🥇
What a moment for Jacoby and her family. pic.twitter.com/JIZPEfurpw
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) July 27, 2021