A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

WON

Tue, 12 Apr '22
Prevailed
Sun, 27 Feb '22
Broke the finish line ribbon
Fri, 8 Oct '21
Earned
Wed, 22 Sep '21
Got the gold
Sun, 1 Aug '21
Finished first
Thu, 1 Jul '21
South Korean currency
Tue, 13 Apr '21
Took the checkered flag