Rebecca Soni may have gone down but she went down swinging.
The former USC standout won a silver medal in an air-tight finish with 15-year-old phenom Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania in the 100 meter breaststroke at the London Olympics.
Soni finished with a time of 1:05.55, just behind Meilutyte who finished with a 1:05.47, a 0:00.08 time differential.
Soni finished with the second best qualifying time, again behind Meilutyte but the final was way closer as the veteran attempted to upstage the coming out party of the 15-year-old. She just barely missed pulling it off and will have to take home another silver medal.
Soni won the 200m breaststroke and was second in the 100m breaststroke at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. She also earned 100m and 200m breaststroke titles at the 2011 World Championships.
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