African-American swimmer wins second Olympics medal
9 months ago
Cullen Jones helps U.S. swim team to first medal of the 2012 Games
Cullen Jones, the African-American swimmer who won a gold medal in the 400 meter freestyle as part of the U.S. men’s swim team at the 2008 Olympics, helped the U.S. team win a silver medal in the same event Sunday, the team’s first medal of the 2012 Games. The Bronx native was enrolled in swimming lessons after nearly drowning in a childhood accident. Now, years later, he is set to debut in his first Olympics as a competitor in individual swimming events. Jones will swim in the men's 100 free final Wednesday night, and the 50 free final this Friday.