University of Michigan's Connor Jaeger wins his first Olympic medal
Former University of Michigan swimmer gets silver in the 1500m
Connor Jaeger won his first Olympic medal on Saturday night, taking silver in the 1500m.
Jaeger set an American record with a blistering time of 14:39.48, second to a near world-record time by Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy. Gabriele Detti took bronze. American Jordan Wilimovsky finished fourth.
American record for Connor Jaeger, lowering own mark to 14:39.48. Happy U-M coach Mike Bottom here in Rio.— John Niyo (@JohnNiyo) August 14, 2016
Saturday's swim was a career milestone for Jaeger, who finished seventh in the 400m freestyle earlier in the Rio games. Jaeger is the first American to medal in the 1500m since the 2004 games in Athens.
Paltrinieri doesn't get record, does get gold. Connor Jaeger, the hardest working male freestyler in America, gets a feel-good silver.— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) August 14, 2016
The NCAA celebrated Jaeger's silver: