Denver, Colorado 2021-08-02 12:33:08 –
Tokyo (AP) — Discus thrower Valarie Allman wins the first athletics gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
No one thought that the country’s first medal at the Olympic Stadium would come from a woman’s discus throw.
It was the fourth day of the schedule, not because of the event, and not Stephanie Brown Troughton of the United States won the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The 26-year-old Allman was a favorite of gold medals. Only two American women have won the title at this event in the past.
Sh won the 7.38-meter (24-foot, 3-inch) female discus with a 69.92-meter (229-foot and 4.76-inch) throw in the US Olympic Trials in June. All five throws assigned to her would have won the event.
In 2020 She set a record in the United States 70.15 meters (230 feet and 1.81 inches).
She attended Stanford University and now lives in Longmont, Colorado.
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