WATCH THE RACE (Courtesy NBC Sports)
RIO DE JANEIRO - Former Columbia University women's swimming standout Katie Meili '13CC took the bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke at the Olympic Games Monday night. Meili clocked in at 1:06.00, finishing behind fellow American Lilly King by just 0.22 seconds.
The Colleyville, Texas, native becomes the first Columbia student-athlete to medal since 2008 when Erinn Smart '01BC and James Williams '07CC took silver in fencing at the Beijing Olympics. She becomes the second member of the swimming and diving program to earn a spot on the podium since Cristina Teuscher '00CC.
KATIE MEILI IN THE NEWS
Post-race Interview with Michelle Tafoya (Courtesy NBC Sports) (Aug. 8)
Katie Meili Loves Her Olympic Bronze - Star Telegram (Aug. 9)
Today Show Interview with Hoda Kotb (Aug. 9)