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Auburn's Kukors finishes fifth in 200 IM final at London Games
Auburn's Ariana Kukors came up short in her bid for an Olympic medal Tuesday.
Kukors, the world record holder in the 200-meter individual medley, finished fifth in the final at the London Games.
Kukors, competing in her first Olympics, touched the wall in 2 minutes, 9.83 seconds.
China's Ye Shiwen took the gold in an Olympic-record 2:07.57, Australian Alicia Coutts settled for silver (2:08.15) and American Caitlin Leverenz grabbed the bronze (2:08.95).
Kukors qualified fourth in final field of eight swimmers.
Kukors, an Auburn Mountainview graduate and former Pac-10 champion at the University of Washington, set the world record of 2:06.15 in Rome in 2009.