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09/12/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Lake Forest's Grevers Wins Swimming Silver

It wasn't when he sprung off the wall with a near first-place start.

And it wasn't when he made a solid second-place finish.

It was when his head surfaced the water, he took off his goggles and smiled that Carolyn Grevers broke into hysterics -- a mixture of cheers and tears, as her younger brother won an Olympic silver medal.

"I hoped he'd take it, but I was most looking forward to his reaction after," Grevers said. "All I care about is that he is happy."

Lake Forest native Matt Grevers took a second-place finish in Monday night's Olympic 100-meter backstroke event, coming in behind U.S. teammate Aaron Peirsol at 53.11 seconds. Peirsol clocked 52.54 seconds.

Hundreds gathered at the downtown ESPN Zone for a party thrown by Grevers' siblings, Carolyn and Andy. Grevers' parents are in Beijing.

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