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Olympics: Red Deer’s Rebecca Smith, Canada finish fourth in 4x200m relay in Tokyo

Relay team set a Canadian record in the process
Canada’s Penny Oleksiak, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Margaret Mac Neil celebrate a silver medal in the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay during the Tokyo Olympics. Smith, Sanchez and Oleksiak teamed up again in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay Wednesday. (Photo by The Canadian Press)

Red Deer’s Rebecca Smith and Canada finished fourth in the 4x200 metre relay Wednesday night.

Canada finished just off the podium in fourth but set a Canadian record in the process, with a time of 7:43.77. China earned gold, the United States were second and Australia finished in the bronze medal position. Smith had a time of 1:57.30, swimming second of Canada’s four swimmers.

The 21-year-old had one medal in her first Olympic appearance. The Red Deer product and her team Canada crew collected silver on Saturday in the 4x100m freestyle relay.

With her Olympic experience over, Smith will return to Red Deer and turn her focus to next season, where she will swim for the University of Calgary Dinos in U Sports competition.

Byron Hackett

About the Author: Byron Hackett

I have been apart of the Red Deer Advocate Black Press Media team since 2017, starting as a sports reporter.
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