Red Deer's Rebecca Smith earned a spot at the Toyko Olympics this past week when she competed at the Canadian Olympic Trials in Toronto. Smith, 21, is one of 26 Canadian swimmers that will compete in Toyko. (Photo courtesy of Swimming Canada)

Red Deer’s Rebecca Smith and Team Canada into 4x200m relay final

Red Deer’s Rebecca Smith will get her second chance at an Olympic medal tonight.

Smith already has a silver medal under her belt after a strong performance from her team in the 4×100 metre freestyle relay Saturday.

The 21-year-old combined with Katerine Savard, Mary-Sophie and Sydney Pickrem for a fourth-place finish in the 4x200m Wednesday morning, punching a ticket to the final at 9:31 p.m. MT.

Smith swam the fastest leg of the race for Canada, finishing in 1:55.99, which is also a personal best for the young Red Deer product.

Canada finished second in their heat Wednesday, which placed them fourth overall in a time of 7:51.52, behind Australia, U.S.A. and China.

Smith will be joined in the final by Kyla Sanchez, 14-year-old sensation Summer MacIntosh and Canada’s most decorated summer Olympian, Penny Oleksiak. Smith, along with Sanchez, Oleksiak and Margaret MacNeil won silver earlier this week in the 4x100m relay.

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