Smith won the men's 200m freestyle final and will be joining his fellow countrymen Townley Haas.
OMAHA, Neb. — Second Olympic event, check!
Ridgefield native and current Florida Gator Kieran Smith not only qualified for his second event at the Tokyo Olympics but also won the men's 200-meter freestyle at Olympic Trials in the process.
“It is incredible,” Kieran Smith told Swimming World Magazine. “It means a lot to me to be able to represent the USA in a relay. Those races are exciting with extra guys trying to make the team.”
Smith won the event Tuesday night with a staggering time of 1:45.29. To put this in perspective, this puts him at sixth in the world for this event.
Fellow countryman, Townley Haas, will be joining Smith in the event after finishing second in the event with a time of 1:45.66. Drew Kibler (1:45.92) and Andrew Seliskar (1:46.34) finished third and fourth respectively.
The Olympic rookie who just completed his junior year at Florida, …