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London 2012 Olympics: Cincinnati Native Nick Thoman Wins Silver In 100m Backstroke

Cincinnati-born Nick Thoman was listed as one of the favorites to take home some hardware from the Summer Olympics earlier in the month, and he's done that projection proud. Thoman finished second in the Men's 100m Backstroke event behind Matt Grevers, also of the United States. Thoman had a time of 52.92 seconds, just behind Grevers, who will take home the gold with a time of 52.16.

Thoman just barely edged out Ryosuke Irie, who finished witha time of 52.97 seconds. Camille Lacourt and Liam Tancock rounded out the top five at 53.08 and 54.35 seconds, respectively. Thoman set the world record in the 100 meter backstroke in 2009, and placed second in the 100 meter backstroke event in Omaha to cement his place on the Olympic team.

Grevers also bested Thoman in that event. For full results of the event, you can check out NBC's website and keep up with the medal count.

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