Lia Neal

Country: USA
Sport: Swimming
Date of Birth: 02/13/1995
First Olympics: 2012, London

Brooklyn native Lia Neal earned bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics as part of the 4x100m freestyle relay alongside Missy Franklin, Jessica Hardy and Allison Schmitt. Neal and Stanford teammate Simone Manuel finished first and second in 100-yard freestyle final at the 2015 NCAA Championship, completing a history-making sweep of three African-American swimmers atop the podium with the University of Florida’s Natalie Hinds.

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