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August 16, 2012 / Brooklyn news / Brooklyn Is Awesome

Brooklynites shine at the Olympic games

Brooklyn wins multiple Olympic medals — for different countries!

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Brooklyn is the world.

The international hub that is our borough gave rise to two Olympic medalists — and, fittingly, they represented different countries.

Lia Neal, a 17-year-old swimmer who grew up in Flatbush, made America proud when she took home a bronze in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay with Team USA.

Meanwhile, sprinter Lalonde Gordon — who spent grueling months training for the games at Red Hook Park — took home two bronze medals, one for the 400-meter race and another for the 4x400-meter relay. And he did it for Trinidad and Tobago.

— Eli Rosenberg

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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