Maryland's Matt Centrowicz wins first U.S. gold in the men's 1500m since 1908

Posted at 10:31 AM, Aug 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-21 10:45:00-04

The Olympic gold medal in the men's 1,500 meters went to American Matt Centrowicz, whose final lap was 50.62 seconds.

PHOTOS: Maryland's Matt Centrowicz wins gold in 1500m

Centrowitz, a Broadneck High School graduate, became the first American since 1908 to take home gold in the event, according to USA Today.

His hometown alma mater took to Twitter to cheer him on and celebrate the victory.

Centrowitz won the silver medal at the 2013 world championships and took fourth at the 2012 London Games.

*WMAR Staff contributed to this report.


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