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Kelowna swimmer in gold medal final at Olympics

Kelowna swimmer Kierra Smith will represent Team Canada in the women's 200m breaststroke final tonight, Aug. 11.
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August 11, 2016 - 10:42 AM

KELOWNA – Kelowna’s swimming sensation has made it to the finals of the 200 metre breaststroke final at the Olympics in Rio.

Kierra Smith, 22, made it to the finals Wednesday evening with a close, fourth place finish in the semifinals.

The race starts at 6 p.m. on today, Aug. 11.

The Canadian women's 4x200m relay team, including another Kelowna swimmer Taylor Ruck, took bronze to give Canada its sixth medal of the Games.

The foursome finished the race in seven minutes 45.39 seconds, behind gold-winning United States and silver-winning Australia.

It's Canada's fourth medal in swimming. All six of Canada's medals — one silver, five bronze — have come from female athletes or teams.

- With files from The Canadian Press

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