Calympians end London Olympics with record 17 medals

Caitlin Leverenz was one of 12 Cal medalists in London, taking a bronze medal in the 200 IM.
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Caitlin Leverenz was one of 12 Cal medalists in London, taking a bronze medal in the 200 IM.

Over the course of 18 days in London, Cal’s 38 Olympians won 17 medals in six sports — 11 of which were gold, finishing off a record-tying fortnight with arguably the greatest Olympic performance in school history and one of the greatest showings of any sports institution in America. Cal’s Olympians continue to improve on their showing at each summer Games.
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Nathan Adrian won his third medal of the Olympics swimming the freestyle leg of the men's 400 medley relay. Adrian also won the gold in the 100 freestyle.

Full list of Cal Olympic medalists

Gold medals (11) Nathan Adrian (USA) — Men’s swimming — 100 free relay Nathan Adrian (USA) — Men’s swimming — 400 medley relay Erin Cafaro (USA) — Women’s rowing — Eight Rachel Bootsma (USA) — Women’s swimming — 400 medley relay (swam in heats) Jessica Hardy (USA) — Women’s swimming — 400
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Morgan scores winning goal in 4-3 U.S. victory

With less than a minute remaining in the final overtime, the former Cal standout took a cross from Heather O’Reilly and headed it into the back of the net just over the head of Canada goalkeeper Erin McLeod, sealing the squad’s 4-3 win and its fifth consecutive spot in the Olympic gold medal match.
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The countries you see highlighted are the ones Cal athletes will be representing — 17 countries in all.

Cal athletes around the world

Cal’s 38 Olympic athletes represent 17 countries on six continents. 19 of them come from North America, and 17 hail from the U.S. This list isn’t just a showcase of Cal’s talent, but a testament to Cal’s ability to attract athletes from all around the world.
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Meet the Coaches

An introduction to the five Cal coaches who will be taking part in the 2012 Olympics

An introduction to the five Cal coaches who will be taking part in the 2012 Olympics
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Editor’s Note: The Calympics Issue

Cal has enough athletes in the Olympics — 38, to be exact — that they could form their own country and no one would even blink an eye. Cal has been producing Olympians for decades, and in 2008 at Beijing, Calympians won 17 medals, more than at any Olympics in
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Building up a broken dream

Peter Li took a year off before coming to Cal to train for the Olympics. But the heavily-favored table tennis star came up shockingly short in his bid for London.

Peter Li took a year off before coming to Cal to train for the Olympics. But the heavily-favored table tennis star came up shockingly short in his bid for London.
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Olympics Preview: Your guide to the Calympics

Cal has 45 athletes, coaches and staff who will compete in the London Olympics. We introduce you to five of them in this guide.

Cal has 45 athletes, coaches and staff who will compete in the London Olympics. We introduce you to five of them in this guide.
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Alex Morgan: Always a Golden Bear

Although she's now one of the biggest names in women's soccer, Cal still keeps a special place in Alex Morgan's heart

Before the commercials, before the magazine covers, before the Times Square billboards, Alex Morgan was a Golden Bear. After all of the acclaim, Cal still holds a special spot in Alex Morgan’s heart.
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