Massachusetts Welcomes Home Medalists As Olympics End

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Olympics have finished in Tokyo, and some athletes from Massachusetts are coming home with a haul of medals.

The Celtics' Jayson Tatum took home a gold medal as part of Team USA's win in men's basketball, scoring 19 points in the team's final game against France.

Sisters Kristie and Sam Mewis from Hanson both got bronze on the US Women's National Team in soccer after a thrilling win against the Netherlands in the Quarter-finals and a heartbreaking loss to Canada.

Gabby Thomas, a track runner from Florence, won silver as part of the US 4x100 meter relay team, and took home a bronze medal in the women's 200 meter.

Michael Hixon from Amherst won silver in diving, and Wadeline Jonathas earned a gold on the 4x400 meter relay team.

One of the biggest surprises of the games was Molly Seidel of Cambridge, who took home the women's marathon bronze despite it only being her third marathon ever. 27-year-old Seidel was widely considered an upset, and told reporters she has been dreaming about winning a medal at the Olympics since childhood.

WBZ's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports:

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