Future Longhorn Lydia Jacoby wins gold in the 100m breaststroke (with video)

Lydia Jacoby, of the United States, reacts after winning the final of the women's 100-meter breaststroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Lydia Jacoby, of the United States, reacts after winning the final of the women's 100-meter breaststroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Future University of Texas Longhorn Lydia Jacoby won gold on Monday evening in the 100-meter breaststroke.

Jacoby, 17, out-tapped her fellow competitors in Monday’s final, including defending Olympic champion and American teammate Lilly King, who finished with the bronze. Jacoby’s time was at 1:04.95. South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker finshed second in 1:05.22. King had a time of 1:05.54.

Jacoby will join UT swimming in the fall of 2022.