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.