Rhyan White Wins Heat To Advance To 200 Meter Backstroke Semifinals

Jul 29, 2021, 7:46 AM
Rhyan White - Swimming...
USA's Rhyan Elizabeth White competes in a heat for the women's 200m backstroke swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 29, 2021. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP) (Photo by JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Herriman, Utah native Rhyan White won her heat to advance to the 200 Meter Backstroke Semifinals on Thursday.

In Heat 2, Rhyan White had a first place finish with a time of 2:08.23, just ahead of fellow American Phoebe Bacon, who recorded a time of 2:08.30. White had a time of 1:02.73 in the first 100 meters.

White will advance to the semifinals against Australian Kayle McKeown, Canadians Kylie Masse and Taylor Ruck, Phoebe Bacon, Liu Yaxin and Peng Xuwei from China, along with Australian Emily Seebohm.

Out of those 8 semifinalists, White finished with the second-fastest time, sitting just behind McKeown’s 2:08.18 time.

White will compete in the semifinals on Thursday, July 29 at 8:30 p.m. MDT.

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