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Olympic Swimmer's Alaska Hometown Celebrates Her Gold Medal Win

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Lydia Jacoby, the first Alaskan-born swimmer to compete in the Olympics, won gold during the women’s 100-meter breaststroke at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 27, much to the joy of her small hometown of Seward.

This video taken by Instagram user @dietznate in Seward, Alaska, shows a crowd cheering Jacoby’s win.

“Seward put on an event so all the locals could watch Lydia together,” @dietznate told Storyful. “It was magical!”

Seventeen-year-old Jacoby overtook US teammate and defending champion Lilly King to clinch the gold medal at the Tokyo Aquatics Center. Credit: @dietznate via Storyful

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