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Two Kelowna swimmers named to Canada's Olympic team

Smith, Ruck Olympic bound

A pair of Central Okanagan swimmers are heading back to the Olympics.

Kelowna's Kierra Smith and Kelowna-born Taylor Ruck were both named to the 26-member team that will represent Canada at next month's Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

The team was announced Thursday morning following conclusion of the Canadian Olympic swim trials in Toronto.

Smith will compete in the breaststroke competitions.

She finished second in the 200 metre race at the trials behind Winnipeg's Kelsey Wog, and third in the 100 metre race.

Ruck is expected to swim in numerous freestyle races and relays in Tokyo. She could also compete in the 200 metre backstroke after finishing second in that event at the trials.

She didn't compete in the 50 metre or 200 metre events in Toronto, distances in which she currently holds the Canadian record.

This will be the second Olympics for both Smith and Ruck.

Smith finished seventh in the 200 metre breaststroke in Rio in 2016 after failing to qualify for the 100 metre final.

Ruck won two bronze medals in Rio as part of both the women's 4x100 and 4x200 metre relay teams.

They'll join Kelowna runner Malindi Elmore who was named to the Canadian Olympic team in the marathon a month ago.



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