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Tuesday, August 17, 2021


 Well done, Nevin Harrison. 
What can be expected from every Olympics is the arrival of a bright new star. Such is Nevin Harrison, 19, who won a gold medal for the United States in canoe singles and our collective hearts with her All-American smile, can-do spirit and good-natured enthusiasm. 

 She covered the 200 meter final with a time of 45.932 seconds and given it was the first year solo canoe was competed she now holds the Olympic record for the event. 

Talk about a strenuous sport, Miss Harrison was up to the task at 5-9 and 160 pounds. Winning gold for this Seattle area [Gig Harbor] athlete wasn’t as tough as overcoming her stage fright knowing she was representing the U.S. in an Olympic event, she said. 

Nevin Harrison of the United States won the 200-meters canoe singles in a time of 45.9 seconds.  Because this was the first time the event was held at the Olympics, she also holds the Olympic record.

Did we mention she’s a teen? 

No one is better.  (From R) Bronze medalist Ukraine's Luidmyla Luzan, gold medalist USA's Nevin Harrison, and silver medalist Canada's Laurence Vincent-Lapointe pose on the podium following the women's canoe single 200m final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo on August 5 

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