Brooklyn Sista Brings Home Bronze Medal In Swimming!

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lia neal bronze medal olympics 2012NEW YORK — 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 4×100-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.

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