Former Centennial High student finishes 6th in Olympic swimming event

By Brian Murphy

Former Centennial High student Breeja Larson finished sixth in the final of the 100-meter breaststroke at the London Olympics on Monday. Larson had qualified fourth for the final.

Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte, a 15-year-old, won the gold medal in a time of 1 minute, 5.47 seconds. American Rebecca Soni captured the silver at 1:05.55. Larson finished in 1:06.96.

Larson dove into the water early before the race, but she was not disqualified after it was ruled that there was technical issues with the start.

Larson, a student at Texas A&M, won the U.S. Olympic Trials in the event. Larson's family moved to Boise when she was in high school, but she moved in with extended family and graduated from high school in Mesa, Ariz., to further her swimming career.

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It might have been nice had you not put the results in the title of the article for those who want to watch the event later... unless it was broadcast live. I am at work, so please forgive my ignorance if it was already on TV. :)

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Time to start the Twitter hashtag #IdahoStatesmanFail if it doesn't already exist!


yeah they have pretty much spoiled every event I wanted to watch thus far....This will be my last visit to The Idaho untill after the Olympics...

Hey Murph,

grammar check, "that there were technical issues" not "was," fingernails on a chalkboard to many of us.

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I seen that to

She didn't: "...dove into the water early before the race..."

The starting tone was sounded and she dove in.
"...there was techinical issues..." Geez!