San Jose's Scott Weltz, who has been called by some as this year's 'accidental olympian,' made his presence known on Wednesday after he placed fifth in the men's 200-meter breaststroke at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Hungary's Daniel Gyurta took home gold, setting a new world record with a time of 2 minutes, 7.28 seconds. Michael Jamieson of Great Britain took the silver and Ryo Tateishi of Japan the bronze, but Weltz's fifth place finish is impressive in it's own right.
The 25-year old Welz qualified for the Summer Olympics by dropping significant time off his breaststroke in qualifying, but unfortunately proved not enough for a medal in London.
Weltz, a Bellarmine Prep graduate and UC Davis graduate, has never competed in an international meet until these Olympics. In fact, he never made the final of a senior national meet until this June. He finished 38th at the 2008 U.S. Olympic trials in the 200-meter breaststroke.
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