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.
Arlington Aquatic Club teammates and other supporters cheered Huske on from Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Shirlington, as seen on NBC’s Olympics Twitter account, below.
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.
More from social media:
Wow, what a race. Torri Huske misses the podium by .01 seconds! pic.twitter.com/BYgA14UeoR
— Kelyn Soong (@KelynSoong) July 26, 2021
Uggh so close for Huske to win a medal. 1/100th away from Bronze. Great race though! #Tokyo2020 #TeamUSA https://t.co/PmpawHmnrq
— Anthony D'Agostino (@ADagostinoTV) July 26, 2021
Torri Huske came JUST short of a medal at the #TokyoOlympics, but the support she had at home during her final is worthy of the GOLD. pic.twitter.com/jJMxDQ3mbz
— #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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