The pink goggles Team USA’s Lydia Jacoby wore during her Olympic gold medal-winning race in the 100-meter breaststroke this week have a special story attached to them.
They are the same goggles the 17-year-old has been using since she was 12 years old.
Jacoby is the first Olympic swimmer ever from Alaska, which only has one 50-meter pool in the entire state.
She says young kids dreaming of the Olympics should listen up. “Me coming from a small club, in a state with such a small population, really shows everyone that you
can do it no matter where you’re from.”
This is SO sweet! https://t.co/Br3PbNQJt3
— Glamour (@glamourmag) July 28, 2021
What’s something you’ve hung onto from your childhood that you will never throw away?
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