Calympians end London Olympics with record 17 medals

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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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Olympics wrapup: Day seven

Women’s Soccer There was no medal on the line, but the big story for Cal Olympians was the USA-New Zealand match featuring former Bear Alex Morgan and current Cal senior Betsy Hassett. Morgan, a rising star in the world of women’s soccer, recorded an assist on the game’s first goal
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Olympics wrapup: Day six

Erin Cafaro and the U.S. women’s eight team captured gold for the sixth straight year. The United States held off Canada by two thirds of a length at the finish. Julie Nichols and partner Kristin Hedstrom came in fourth in the semifinals of the women’s lightweight double sculls with a time of 7:12.61.
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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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