Nineteen-year-old Athing Mu of Trenton made Olympic history on Tuesday, becoming the first American woman to win a gold medal in the 800-meter race in more than 50 years. Mu took the lead from the start and never looked back, finishing in 1 minute 55.21 seconds. Mu is believed to be the first New Jersey woman to win an Olympic gold medal in track and field.
Union Catholic High School’s Sydney McLaughlin, world record holder, looks to make it two golds for New Jersey. She is set to run Tuesday night in the final of the 400-meter hurdles.