Aug 5, 2021 - Sports

U.S. teenager Nevin Harrison wins first Olympic women's canoe 200m

USA's Nevin Harrison celebrates after winning gold in the women's canoe single 200m final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo on August 5
Team USA's Nevin Harrison celebrates after winning the Olympic gold medal in the women's canoe single 200m final at Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo on Thursday. Photo: Luis Acosta/AFP via Getty Images

Nevin Harrison won gold for Team USA in the first-ever Olympic women's canoe single 200-meter sprint at the Tokyo Games on Thursday.

The big picture: The 19-year-old from Seattle is the only American canoe or kayak sprinter at the Tokyo Olympics. World record holder Vincent-Lapointe, of Canada, won silver and Ukraine's Liudmyla Luzan took bronze.

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