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Gators mark another big day in London

If athletes from the University of Florida comprised their own country in the Olympics, they'd give many nations a run for their money.

Gator athletes had another big day Thursday, when triple jumpers Christian Taylor and Will Claye won gold and silver, soccer players Abby Wambach and Heather Mitts were part of the U.S. women's gold medal winning squad and Melanie Booth of Canada got bronze on her national team's effort.

The triple jumpers, Wambach and swimmers Ryan Lochte and Conor Dwyer reveled in the Gator success on Friday and posed for pictures together doing the trademark Gator chomp.

"Gator nation is the best," says Lochte, winner of five swimming medals in London. "We've worked hard. I've personally seen most of the athletes working out. We push our bodies to the limit and that's why we did so well."

He continued: "And you know what? We're like a big family so we always help each other out. No matter what sport it is, we come together and work toward the goal."

Gators mark another big day in London 08/10/12 [Last modified: Friday, August 10, 2012 3:08pm]

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