WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg athlete is getting her second chance to impress in Tokyo tomorrow, following a disappointing result at an attempt to qualify for the semifinals for another event this past weekend.
Though officially representing Canada, 22-year-old Kelsey Wog is one of six athletes representing Manitoba as she prepares to compete in the women’s 200 m breaststroke at 7:49 on Wednesday evening in Tokyo — which will be 5:49 Wednesday morning in Manitoba.
It’s a promising opportunity considering Wog won gold in the 200 m breaststroke, and silver in the 200 m individual medley, during the Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials.
Wog competed in the 100 m breaststroke on Sunday, but placed 23rd after clocking a time of 1:07.73. She had also won that event during Canadian trials.
Wog was named 2019/20 Female Athlete of the Year by the Canada West Universities Athletic Association while representing the U of M Bisons.
Here are the other Olympians from Manitoba:
- Leah Kirchmann (Winnipeg): Cycling, competing today at 9:45 pm
- Desiree Scott (Winnipeg): Soccer
- Skylar Park (Winnipeg): Taekwondo
- Tyler Mislawchuk (Oak Bluff): Triathlon
- Shae La Roche (Winnipeg): Water Polo
Photo: YouTube/U of M
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