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Chicagoan Matt Grevers wins men's 100-meter backstroke; takes part in bro love

Lake Forest-born Matt Grevers of the USA men’s swimming team just won the gold in 100 meter backstroke. But more importantly: he participated in the age-old custom known as “bro love”, where two male atheletes embrace, preferably semi-nude, and celebrate their win.

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USA men’s swimming team member Matt Grevers just won the gold in 100 meter backstroke and broke the Olympic record for his event. But more importantly: the Lake Forest-born young man participated in the age-old custom known as “bro love”, where two male atheletes embrace, preferably semi-nude, and celebrate their win. (See: “This Thing Looks Like That Thing: Adorable Olympic Swimmers vs. Hand-Holding Otters” on Jezebel.)

Grevers graduated from Northwestern University in 2007. This is his six gold medal; he also has six silver and six bonze.

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Stunned, but can still give himself a pound.

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Going in for the kill.

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Caught in the moment with teammate Nick Thoman, who came in second.

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Bro love from above.

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