Shot putter Chase Ealey earns 1st US gold at worlds champs
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Shot putter Chase Ealey’s smeared red, white and blue makeup along with her matching nails paired well with winning Team USA’s first gold medal at the world championships. Not a bad early birthday present, either. Ealey, who turns 28 in four days, ended up winning the event on her first attempt. Her opening toss of 67 feet, 2¾ inches dethroned two-time defending world champion Gong Lijiao of China. By a matter of minutes, Ealey earned the honor of 1st gold at the inaugural world championships held in the U.S. Moments later, Fred Kerley led an American sweep in the 100.
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