Lia Neal to return to Brooklyn with Olympic broze medal
An Olympic bronze medal is coming to Brooklyn, thanks to teenage swimmer Lia Neal.
The 17-year-old Brooklyn resident was part of the women's 4x100-meter freestyle relay team that came in third place on Saturday night. This is her first Olympics.
Neal swam in both the morning preliminaries and the evening race.
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Neal, who is half African-American and half Chinese, is the second woman of African-American descent to make the U.S. Olympic swim team.
She'll be starting her senior year in high school in the fall.