U.S. Olympic Swimmer Matt Grevers Wins Gold, Sets Record
Matt Grevers, 27, won his fifth Olympic gold medal in the men's 100m backstroke on Monday, coming in before U.S. teammate Nick Thoman and Irie Ryosuke from Japan.
Grevers, who proposed to his girlfriend Annie Chandler right before Valentine's Day, after winning a gold medal in the 100m backstroke at the Missouri Grand Prix, has also previously nabbed two Olympic gold medals and one silver in relay events, as well as a silver for his 100m backstroke in Beijing, reports USA Today.
This time around in London, however, Grever not only got the gold for the backstroke, but his time of 52.16 seconds broke the 52.54 record set by American Aaron Peirsol in the 2008 Olympics.
This medal is Grever's first Olympic gold in an individual event.
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