Former Longhorn swimmer Jimmy Feigen is the first Texas Ex to bring home a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
He earned his medal Sunday night while helping Team USA take second in the preliminary round for the 4x100-meter freestyle relay with his 48.55 leadoff leg. Team USA then secured the gold in the final, where Caeleb Dressel, Michael Phelps, Ryan Held and Nathan Adrian clocked in at 3:09.92.
The gold medal is Feigen’s first after he took the silver in the same event in London in 2012.
Feigen won two NCAA individual titles at Texas during his tenure from 2008-12. He also helped the Longhorns secure a team national championship in 2010.
The Texas men’s swimming and diving program has now produced 68 Olympic medals, with 43 of those being gold medals.