Brooklyn swimmer earns Olympic bronze

An Olympic bronze medal is coming back to Brooklyn with a teenage swimmer. Lia Neal grabbed third place Saturday night in the women's 4x100-meter freestyle

BROOKLYN - An Olympic bronze medal is coming back to Brooklyn with a teenage swimmer.

Lia Neal grabbed third place Saturday night in the women's 4x100-meter freestyle relay. It is Neal's first time completing in the Olympics and she is only the second African-American woman ever to make the U.S. swimming team.

The 17-year-old will be starting her senior year of high school this fall.

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