Watch Alaskans Go Absolutely Bonkers As Swimmer Lydia Jacoby Wins Surprise Gold


If the footage from an Alaska watch celebration is any indication, Olympic swimmer Lydia Jacoby might have introduced the whole state to its collective ft as she took the gold in the course of the 100-meter breaststroke. 

The 17-year-old beat defending gold medalist Lilly King to win the occasion.

“I used to be undoubtedly racing for a medal,” she stated after her race, in accordance with USA Right now. “I wasn’t actually anticipating a gold medal so once I seemed up on the scoreboard it was insane.”

South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker took silver, whereas King earned the bronze.