Aug 28, 2021 - Sports

American swimmer Jessica Long wins 25th career Paralympics gold medal

 American gold medalist Jessica Long during the medal ceremony for the Women's 200m Individual Medley - SM8 Final at the Tokyo Paralympics  on August 28
American gold medalist Jessica Long during the medal ceremony after winning the Women's 200m individual medley SM8 final at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Saturday. Photo: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

American swimmer Jessica Long has won her 25th Paralympic gold medal —triumphing in the 200-meter individual medley SM8 at the Tokyo Games on Saturday.

The big picture: The win marks the bi-lateral amputee's fourth-straight Paralympic Games gold medal in her signature event. Long was 12 years old when she won her first three Paralympic golds, at the 2004 Athens Games.

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