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Connor Jaeger Takes Home Silver Medal in 1500m Freestyle!

Connor Jaeger Takes Home Silver Medal in 1500m Freestyle!

Connor Jaeger took home the silver medal in the 1500 meter freestyle in Rio!

The U.S. swimmer broke an American record with his time of 14:39.48 time. This is the first Olympic medal for Connor.

Gregorio Paltrinieri from Italy won gold, marking Italy’s first time ever winning a gold medal in the 1500m event.

Also from Italy, Gabriele Detti took home the bronze medal in the event.

Connor has significantly improved his swimming skills since his last Olympics. Back in 2012, he took sixth place during the London Summer Olympics.

Congratulations, Connor!

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Posted to: 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, Connor Jaeger

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