Lia Neal swims to a bronze medal in the London Olympics

Photo credit: Doug Mills/The New York Times

LONDON — In an American high school, a new jacket or the newest cellphone can be a status symbol. Lia Neal will arrive for her senior year at Convent of the Sacred Heart in Manhattan with something tough to trump: an Olympic medal.

“Everything was just so beyond my expectations,”

Neal said.

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