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Lydia Jacoby wins Gold in Tokyo

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Lydia Jacoby of Seward, Alaska won an Olympic gold medal Monday in the 100-meter breaststroke competition at the International Olympics Game in Tokyo, Japan.

The 17-year-old high school senior posted her fasted time ever, 1 minute, 4.95 seconds. Lilly King, Jacoby’s American teammate, won the bronze, and South African Tatjana Schoenmaker won silver.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • Way to go Lydia, congratulations on your stellar olympic gold performance; you’ve made us all proud!

  • HO LEE COW!!!
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    Way to go Lydia! Congratulations. You make we Alaskans, and especially KP residents very proud!!

  • Congratulations to the Lydia Jacoby, her family, and Cliff Murray for being such an outstanding coach!!

  • What an INSANE time for the breast stroke! Extremely awesome accomplishment and I have nothing but pride for her. 😀 Well done, Lydia!

  • So many congratulations to Lydia, fam and coaches! We are so unbelievable proud of you!!!! 💜💚💜💚

  • Wow! So proud of her. Almost the same thrill as Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins winning the first ever gold medal in Olympic cross country skiing.

  • Wow! What an accomplishment! Congratulations Lydia! You’ve made Alaskans VERY proud.

  • Congratulations! You make Alaska proud!

  • Fantastic, and very well done. Now, to that person sitting on that video footage of her training in Resurrection Bay, get together with a documentary filmmaker, you too are sitting on Gold, but it on has a limited shelf-life. Don’t give it away or deal with local media affiliates.

    • Good advice.

  • Amazing!! Congrats Lydia! Alaska is proud!

  • Woohoo!

  • CONGRATULATIONS 🎉

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