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Cal Swimmer Takes Bronze

Caitlin Leverenz won third place in the 200 meter Individual Medley event.

By Aliyah Mohammed
|  Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012  |  Updated 7:41 AM PDT
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Caitlin Leverenz Wins a Bronze

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Bronze medallist Caitlin Leverenz of the USA poses on the podium during the medal ceremony during the medal ceremony in the Women's 200m Individual Medley final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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U.C. Berkeley senior and U.S. women's swimmer Caitlin Leverenz took the bronze medal Tuesday in the 200-meter Individual Medley.

Leverenz, 21, finished with a time of two minutes, 8.65 seconds which was 1.38 seconds behind China's Ye Shiwen who took home the gold.

Leverenz received a pep talk from her fellow teammate and Cal alum Natalie Couglin, which she says helped her win the medal, according to an article by the Mercury News.

Leverenz took to Twitter to thank people for their support and congratulations.

"Thank you for all your supportive tweets! I am overjoyed and could not be having this success without all the people who have supported me," she tweeted

 

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