Swimmer Lydia Jacoby wins gold in the identical pink swimming goggles she wore as a toddler
Forget pink glasses since Olympian Lydia Jacoby is ready to make another type of glasses the new thing.
The 17-year-old swimmer from Alaska won gold in the 100-meter breaststroke at the Tokyo 2020 Games on Monday, July 26, and she wore the same pink goggles she wore as a teenager.
Former Olympic swimmer Jessica Hardy, who won two pool medals at the 2012 London Games, tweeted ahead of the event that she met Lydia years ago in Alaska and gave her the pink glasses the teenager competes in to this day.
“Pink glasses watch!” Jessica, 34, wrote. “Help me cheer for Lydia Jacoby in today’s 100th Breaststroke Final at 7:17 pm PST. I met this girl 5 years ago at her home pool in Alaska that runs a clinic and has been running in my glasses ever since. Hol you Lydia [bicep, flag and hearts emojis]. proud of you, no matter what! “