Northwestern Wildcats graduate and Chicago native Matt Grevers has grabbed his third Olympic gold medal:
Breaking: @NorthwesternU alumnus Matt Grevers strikes Gold in the 100m backstroke. #gocats #TeamUSA— Northwestern Tips (@NUtips) July 30, 2012
Grevers collected two golds in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but only did so because he participated in preliminary relay races -- and did not make an appearance in the finals. He also won silver that year in the 100m backstroke, but in the 2012 London Olympics, Grevers managed to win with a time 0.05 seconds slower than his silver-winning Beijing time.
Here is a look at the standings, courtesy of NBCOlympics.com:
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