graduate Eric Shanteau captured the coveted gold medal on Saturday, when he and his USA team members beat out the competition in the final 4x100 medley relay.
Shanteau competed with Nick Thoman, Tyler McGill, and Cullen Jones. The team's winning time was 3:29.35, better than their qualifying time of 3:32.65. Japan took the silver medal, and Australia took the bronze.
After capturing the first-place finish, Shanteau tweeted simply this: "Gold!!!!!!!" It is his first Olympics gold medal.
-- Do you know Eric Shanteau? What do you think about the Parkview High graduate bringing home gold? --
The former Lilburn resident is well-known around town as a stellar swimmer during his years at Parkview High, where he graduated in 2002. His brother Ryan also swam for the Panthers.
In addition, Eric Shanteau is known around the world for competing at the 2008 Olympic Games even while battling cancer. In 2011, he launched "Swim For Your Life," a charity swim event that brings awareness to cancer.
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