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Here are the Okanagan athletes competing in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

FILE PHOTO - Kierra Smith
July 25, 2021 - 10:00 AM

Six Okanagan athletes and one coach are competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics starting tomorrow.

Pacific Sport Okanagan is highlighting the athletes on its social media channels for the Tokyo 2020 Games.

“We are all very proud of your commitment and determination. Kelowna will be cheering you on from across the world and we hope you all have a safe and successful Olympic games, go Canada,” said Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran, in a video.

The Olympics opened July 23 and will run until Aug. 8.

Here are the Okanagan athletes competing in Tokyo:

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe
Raincock-Ekunwe is competing in Women’s Basketball, July 26 at 3:20 a.m. PST

Jerome Blake
Blake is competing in the Men’s 4x100m Relay Aug. 4, at 7:30 PST

Taylor Ruck
Ruck is swimming in the 100 and 200 Backstroke, July 25 at 4 a.m. PST for preliminaries and  July 29 at 4 a.m. for preliminaries.

Malindi Elmore
Elmore is racing in the Women’s Marathon, Aug. 6 at 3 p.m. PST. Coach Mike Van Tighem is also supporting her in the event.

Kierra Smith
Smith is swimming in the 100 Breaststroke July 25 at 4 a.m. PST

READ MORE: Kelowna swimmer competing for gold in 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games

John Gay
Gay is competing in the 3000m Steeplechase July 29 at 5 p.m. PST.

 


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