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Webster City Native Jenny Simpson Becomes First American Woman to Medal in Olympics 1500m

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Jennifer Simpson of the United States celebrates with the American flag after winning the bronze medal in the Women's 1500m Final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 16: Jennifer Simpson of the United States celebrates with the American flag after winning the bronze medal in the Women’s 1500m Final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — A native of Webster City did something on Tuesday night no other American woman has ever done in the Olympics.

Jenny Simpson earned the bronze medal in the 1500m, becoming the first U.S. woman to ever win an Olympic medal in the event.

Faith Kipyegon (Kenya) won the gold medal and Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) won silver.

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