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Men's 400M Result: Conor Dwyer Finishes 5th

With the 2012 London Olympics kicking into full swing this weekend, the first batch of medals are starting to be handed out. In the Men's 400M finals, the United States did earn a bronze medal, with Peter Vanderkaay finishing in third. However, Winnetka native Conor Dwyer couldn't find a spot on the medal stand, as he finished in 5th.

Yang Sun of China earned the gold medal, finishing two seconds ahead of his nearest competitor and setting an Olympic Record. He was followed by Taehwan Park of South Korea, who finished the race in 3:42.06. Vanderkaay finished the race two seconds behind Park at 3:44.69.

Dwyer finished in 5th place, directly behind Yun Hao of China. With a time of 3:46.39, Dwyer finished less than two seconds behind third place.

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