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Olympics Swimming Results: Matt Grevers Wins Gold In 100 Meter Backstroke, Nick Thoman Silver

Matt Grevers was the favorite going into tonight's final in the 100 meter breaststroke, and he was dominant throughout. He had the fastest heat, the fastest semifinal, and then tonight in London he captured Olympic gold. Despite Camille Lacourt leading by just a bit going into the final split, the Tucson aquatics star had a great turn under the water and dominated the final stretch to get himself Olympic gold, as he becomes the first swimmer other than Ryan Lochte to capture first. Grevers's swim was in Olympic record time.

Nick Thoman out of the University of Arizona was also in the running for a medal, and he did the best he possibly could to join Grevers on the medal stand. He was third at the turn and then outraced Lacourt to grab second. Ryosuke Irie of Japan finished third.

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