Swimmer lucky to get olympic medal returned

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - September 17, 2008

He lost it on a flight from Philadelphia to Texas.

But Hansen still has more than a Speedo to show for his Olympic triumph in Beijing.

He's gotten his medal back thanks to an honest fellow passenger.

A young woman found the medal on a Southwest Airlines flight and contacted police, who put her in touch with the University of Texas athletic department.

Hansen met the student, got his medal back and gave her a reward.

The student says she'll donate the money to charity.

Hansen won his medal as part of the 400-meter medley relay, the race that gave Michael Phelps his record eighth gold.

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