BTN.com staff, July 30, 2012
Former Northwestern swimmer Matt Grevers set an Olympic record and won gold in the men's 100 backstroke Monday in the London Olympics.Grevers is part of a team of Big Ten swimmers blogging for BTN.com. You can send him your congratulations here.
The one-time Wildcat swimmer swam the race in 52.16, and U.S. teammate Nick Thoman was second, .76 seconds back. The old Olympic record was 52.54 set by American Aaron Peirsol in 2008. Grevers now has five Olympic medals. You can follow him on Twitter @MattGrevers