Four-time gold medalist Jason Lezak, competing in what is likely his final Olympics, helped the American swim team qualify for the 4x100-meter freestyle relay finals.
American Jewish Olympic swimmer Jason Lezak followed up his relay heroics with a bronze medal in the 100-meter men's freestyle.
In a strange Jewish sports irony, the gold for this half-Jewish team may come at a price to the legacy of iconic Jewish sports figure Mark Spitz
". . . I can't even explain it, it was unreal. I've been a part of the two teams at the last two Olympics that came out behind, and I think I wanted it more than anybody, not just for myself, but to show that we are the nation to be beat in that relay . . ."
Record time, new record for winning medals in five different Olympiads.