Four Georgia swimmers win medals at Olympics

Georgia fans

University of Georgia swimmers Chase Kalisz, Allison Schmitt, Amanda Weir and Chantal Van Landeghem will all come home from the Rio Olympics with with medals.

Kalisz won a silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley with a personal-best time of 4:06.75.

Schmitt and Weir were members of the 4×100-meter freestyle relay team that finished second to claim silver. Australia set world and Olympics records in the event with a time of 3:30.65, but the United States was second in an American record time of 3:31.89. Van Landeghem was a member of the Canadian team that won bronze in the event.

“I’m happy with my results,” Kalisz said in a release by the University. “That was all I could do, all I could hope for. I gave all I have. I don’t think I could’ve gone any faster. I’m fine with silver knowing that I gave my best effort.”

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