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London Olympics: Illinois Athletes Bring Home Five Medals

The state of Illinois produced five medal winning athletes at the 2012 Olympics in London. Here's who they are:

  • Kelci Bryant, Springfield, Ill.: Bryant took home silver in diving as part of Team USA's synchronized 3m springboard team. For the 23-year-old Bryant, this was her second Olympics, but her first in which she medaled.
  • Anthony Davis, Chicago, Ill.: Davis became the youngest person ever to win gold as part of Team USA's basketball squad. Davis played sparingly throughout the tournament, but is expected to be a major part of Team USA's future.
  • Conor Dwyer, Winnetka, Ill.: Dwyer won gold in swimming with Team USA's 4x200 meter freestyle team. This was Dwyer's first Olympics.
  • Matt Grevers, Lake Forest, Ill: Grevers triumphantly won gold in this year's 100m backstroke, the same event where he won silver in 2008. Grevers also swam in the qualifying heats as a part of Team USA's 4x100m freestyle relay team, but did not compete in the final.
  • Dawn Harper, East St. Louis, Ill: The 28-year-old Harper won her second career gold medal in the 100m hurdles at this year's games, repeating as winner of the event from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

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