August 09, 2016 - 2:30 PM
KELOWNA – An Olympic athlete from Kelowna will be swimming in the 200 metre women’s breaststroke in Rio tomorrow morning.
Kierra Smith, 22, was born in Vancouver but calls Kelowna home. She won a silver medal at the 2011 Pan Am Games and qualified for her first senior national team in 2014.
At 9 a.m. tomorrow, Aug. 10, she will compete in the 200 m breaststroke, which is her specialty.
The Big Ten Swimmer of the Year made it to the final in the 200 m at her FINA World Championship debut in 2015.
According to her biography on the Team Canada webpage, when she's not in the pool, Smith works at Trü frozen yogurt shop on Pandosy Street.
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