Lia Neal became the first African-American woman to medal at two Olympics, following up her 2012 debut with another podium place in Rio in 2016. The Stanford leader has had an incredible journey from New York to California, and to all the places here and abroad where she’s inspired young people and carved out a historical journey for herself along the way. She talks about that in this week’s 20 Question Tuesday.
TYR Sport announces the signing of 2x Olympic medalist Lia Neal to its roster of sponsored athletes.
Lia helps Team USA place 2nd behind Australia in preliminaries. Finals will be tonight.
US Morning TIme: 3:33.59
WEIR Amanda: 53.60
NEAL Lia: 53.63
SCHMITT Allison: 53.72
LEDECKY Kathleen: 52.64
Meet Lia Neal, a member of your USA Swimming 2016 Olympic Team representing the stars and stripes in Rio. Lia will compete in the 400m freestyle relay.
Sarah Haase, Lia Neal, Janet Hu and Ella Eastin may not have the name recognition of, say, world recordholder Katie Ledecky or American recordholder Simone Manuel in the world of swimming, even though the foursome owns some of the top times in the nation this college season. - Palo Alto Online
he No. 7 Trojans fell just short in a 152-148 loss to No. 2 Stanford on Senior Day at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center on Saturday (Jan. 30). - USCtrojans.com
Junior Lia Neal sprinted to wins in the 50 free and 100 free, one of four Stanford swimmers to capture multiple events. - Palo Alto Online
Video: Lia in Close Race at 2015 AT&T National Championship Women’s Free 100 - USA Swimming
It was a tight race across the middle lanes of the pool in the women’s 100 free. - Swim Swam