Yorktown High School grad Torri Huske appeared poised for victory in the 100-meter butterfly last night in Tokyo, but ended up just off the Olympic podium by a tiny fraction of a second.
The 18-year-old was out in front by a head down the stretch, but ended up finishing at 55.73 seconds, 0.01 seconds away from the bronze medal and just 0.14 seconds after the gold medal time.
Despite the disappointment, Huske is still early in her competitive swimming career. She will attend Stanford in the fall, swimming on the school’s elite women’s team, and will be a favorite to return to the Olympics in three years in Paris.
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Wow, what a race. Torri Huske misses the podium by .01 seconds! pic.twitter.com/BYgA14UeoR
— Kelyn Soong (@KelynSoong) July 26, 2021
— Anthony D'Agostino (@ADagostinoTV) July 26, 2021
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 26, 2021
Torri Huske will be back. She’s going to be a superstar in Paris 2024.
— Scott Abraham (@Scott7news) July 26, 2021
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