Olympic gold, silver for two Southern Arizona athletes

2012-07-30T11:41:00Z 2012-08-19T19:18:49Z Olympic gold, silver for two Southern Arizona athletesArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 30, 2012 11:41 am  • 

 Tucsonan Matt Grevers won gold at the London Olympics this afternoon in the 100-meter backstroke. Former University of Arizona swimmer Nick Thoman earned the silver.

 Grevers swam 52.16 seconds for an Olympic record.  Thoman, from Cincinnati, swam 52.92.

Grevers, a Northwestern grad, who lives and trains here, also earned a silver medal on Sunday by swimming in the preliminaries of the 4x100 relay.

The 27-year-old is an Illinois native.

Read more about Tucsonans in the Games in Tuesday's Arizona Daily Star.

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