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Trenton Native, Athing Mu, Wins First Gold Medal in Tokyo Olympics

It was a celebratory day for Trenton—and America. Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, Athing Mu, 19, won the final of the women’s 800-meters at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Her winning time, 1 minute, 55:21 seconds set a new national record. The win made Mu the first American woman to score a gold medal in that race in more than 50 years. In 1983, Jarmila Kratochvilova of Czechoslovakia set the world record of 1:55.21.

Trenton’s Finest: La’keisha Sutton’s Story of Strength and Community

By Jen Whiting La’keisha Sutton got her nickname–Fan Favorite–on the basketball court. As a basketball player, Sutton was known for including people–her teammates, the fans, even her opponents–in the spirit that rises from deep within her. A native of Trenton, New Jersey Sutton played high school basketball for Trenton Catholic Academy and then went on to play in college at the University of South Carolina. After playing basketball professionally in Europe and South America for several years, Sutton was recruited by the Harlem Globetrotters as one of the few women ever to play on that iconic team.

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