CHIBA, JAPAN - JULY 25: Anastasija Zolotic of Team United States celebrates after defeating Hatice Kubra İlgun of Team Turkey during the Women's -57kg Taekwondo Quarterfinal contest on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Makuhari Messe Hall on July 25, 2021 in Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

A huge congratulations to Anastasija Zolotic! She is an 18 year old from Largo and has delivered the first gold medal for the United States in the Olympics in women’s taekwondo, according to WTSP. She beat a Russian featherweight to win the medal. With the win, Anastasija becomes the first woman to win the gold in this sport for the United States!

The Team USA website lists her hometown as Colorado Springs, Colorado but her Wikipedia page says she was born in Largo. Her Team USA bio says the beach is one of her favorite things so we’re just going to say she’s a Florida girl!

Anastasija in Action

[Source: WTSP]

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