Tucson's Leverenz earns Olympic bronze

2012-07-31T12:46:00Z 2012-08-07T13:31:27Z Tucson's Leverenz earns Olympic bronzeArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 31, 2012 12:46 pm  • 

Tucson native Caitlin Leverenz earned a bronze medal this afternoon in the 200 individual swimming medley.

In her best event, Leverenz, 21, caught two swimmers in the final 100 meters and swam 2 minutes 8.95 seconds. Ye Shiwen of China won the event, setting an Olympic record in 2:07.57. Alicia Coutts of Australia was second in 2:08.15.

Leverenz, a Sahuaro High School graduate, placed second in the 400 IM last weekend.

Read more about Olympians with Southern Arizona ties in Wednesday's Arizona Daily Star.

 

 

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