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GALLERY: Athing Mu returns to Aggieland

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Athing Mu was overcome with emotion following her arrival in College Station and was shocked by the number of people in attendance. 

Former Texas A&M student-athlete Athing Mu returned from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games on the night of Monday, August 9 at 10:30 p.m. Friends, family and former teammates gathered together to surprise Mu at Easterwood Airport. Athing Mu returns to College Station as a two-time Olympic gold medalist in both the 800 meters and the 4×400 meter relay.
Mu is set to race the 800 meters in the Prefontaine Classic on Friday, August 20 in Eugene, Oregon at Historic Hayward Field. 

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  • Mu was greeted by her loved ones at Easterwood Airport including close friend and former teammate, Dominique Mustin.

  • Following her arrival, Mu took the time to speak to the various media outlets on the scene. 

  • At just 19-years-old, Athing Mu holds the women’s American Record in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.21. 

  • Following her arrival, Mu took the time to speak with the various media outlets on the scene. 

  • At the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Athing Mu became the first American woman to win gold in the 800 meter race since 1968. 

  • Mu received a bouquet of sunflowers from her close friends and family upon arrival. 

  • Athing Mu was the anchor leg on the 4×400 meter relay in Tokyo where she split 48.32 for 400 meters. 

  • Texas A&M Track and Field head coach Pat Henry was there to welcome Athing Mu back to College Station. 

  • After speaking with the media, Mu was escorted downstairs where members of the College Station community welcomed and cheered for her. 

  • Mu’s recent professional contract with Nike is a multi-year deal that will allow her to represent the brand at multiple Olympic Games. 

  • Of the 25 Texas A&M students and former-students representing Texas A&M in Tokyo, Mu was the first Aggie-medalist at the Games. 

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