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2012 London Olympics: Allison Schmitt Is First Individual Bulldog Swimmer To Win Gold

Allison Schmitt's gold medal on Tuesday in the 200m freestyle is the first individual winner in Bulldogs swimming history. It was also Schmitt's third medal of the 2012 games and fourth overall which ties a school record. Schmitt also set an Olympic record along with winning her first gold medal in the 200m freestyle. Bulldogs swim coach Jack Bauerle had this to say about Schmitt's performance at the Olympics.

"She just went out and did it," Bauerle said in a UGA news release. "She took care of business immediately and it was never in doubt. She swam such a great race. She was absolutely outstanding. I am so happy for Allison, her family, Team USA and Georgia. She made us all so proud."

Schmitt now has a bronze, silver and gold medal from the 2012 London Games. She previously took home a bronze medal back in 2008 in Beijing. She will compete as a senior this year at UGA and hopefully add to a resume that includes being an eight time NCAA champion and a five-time SEC champion.

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