Utahn Rhyan White, 4th in 100 backstroke in Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO, Japan. — Born in Sandy, high schooled in Murray with her hometown in Herriman, Rhyan White truly represents Utah on Team USA. She swam the 100 backstroke in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games finishing in fourth place.

White’s time was a 58.43, behind American teammate Reagan Smith’s 58.05. a time which won her the bronze medal.

After her Olympic debut, she’s continuing her collegiate career in Tuscaloosa at the University of Alabama. Prior to that, White won 1st in the 2018 Utah 4A state championship in the 100 backstroke 100 butterfly. She also won the 2017 Utah 5A state championships in the 100 backstroke and the 200 individual medley.

Next up, the 21-year-old will swim the 200-meter backstroke on Friday, likely also joining one, if not more, relays in the Tokyo Games.



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