Athing Mu's Mentor Watches Her 800-Meter Olympic Win And Goes Delightfully Bonkers

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Athing Mu said she used her “medal mentality” on Tuesday to win the United States’ first Olympic gold medal for women in the 800-meter race since 1968.

Her mentor, Trenton Track Club coach Al Jennings of New Jersey, pumped his arms just in case that wasn’t enough.

Check out this fun clip ― posted by Emma Lee of WHYY News ― of Jennings watching Mu on a feed and rooting for her as she blazes to her wire-to-wire victory in 1:55.21.

The best part is when Jennings, who’s wearing a red shirt, seems to will his 19-year-old protege to maintain her lead by rising from his seat and running. Coaches never stop coaching.

Jennings and coach Bernice Mitchell discovered Mu as a youngster and helped cultivate her talent, according to The Trentonian.

Now, Mu is an Olympic champion giving plenty of people a reason to cheer.

Watch Mu own the field down the home straight:

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.


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