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2012 Olympic Results: Shiwen Ye Wins 200 IM, Caitlin Leverenz With Bronze

The Chinese wunderkind Shiwen Ye keeps on rocking it. Ye roared to victory in the 400 IM earlier in the week, and now she just squeaked out a victory over Alicia Coutts of Australia. Ye didn't have as big a win as she did in the longer individual medley and was trailing for much of the event, but an excellent final freestyle leg was enough to push her past Coutts and into first place.

Caitlin Leverenz is from Tucson, and she helped the state of Arizona land another medal. Matt Grevers won gold and Nick Thoman silver, and now Leverenz completes the trifecta with a bronze in the heat. A great 50 meter breaststroke split really lifted Leverenz to the medal stand, as she was leading going into the final turn before Ye and Coutts took over at the end. Leverenz now joins four other Cal swimmers on the medal stand in London.

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