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London Olympics 2012: Ann Arbor Native Wins Gold In Women's Water Polo

Betsey Armstrong and the United States women's water polo team took home gold at the Olympics with a 8-5 victory over Spain. Armstrong, a goalkeeper on the team, is from Ann Arbor and went to the University of Michigan.

The Michigan native has the unique distinction as being the only member of the team to not be born or go to college in California.

Armstrong was a member of the 2008 Olympics team that took the silver medal after losing a heartbreaking game to the Netherlands, 9-8.

The United States women's team won bronze at the event in 2004 and silver in 2000.

The gold medal won on Thursday was the first ever for the United States in women's water polo.

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