2012 Olympics, Men's 200m Breaststroke Final: San Jose's Scott Weltz Places Fifth

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.

You can check out SI's complete medal tracker here.

Stick with this StoryStream for more coverage of local athletes at the 2012 Olympic Games. For more on the 2012 Olympic Games, make sure that you check out SB Nation's dedicated Olympics hub.

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