Photos: Alaska’s Lydia Jacoby wins Olympic gold

The 17-year-old from Seward, the first Alaskan to swim in the Olympics, won a gold medal in dramatic form.

Seventeen-year-old Lydia Jacoby of Seward became an Olympic swim champion in dramatic fashion Monday in Japan, winning the 100 meter breaststroke event in Tokyo.

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