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Evansville’s Mikaela Jenkins places 1st in both races at Paralympic trials, awaits fate for Toyko

Evansville’s Mikaela Jenkins places 1st in both races at Paralympic trials, awaits fate for Toyko
Published: Jun. 17, 2021 at 3:34 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 6:32 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The 2020 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials are happening right now in Minneapolis.

The multi-sport trials will feature three days of competition followed by an announcement of who will represent Team USA at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Evansville’s Mikaela Jenkins is swimming in several of the races.

She placed first in her heat for the 100-meter breaststroke, finishing with a time of 1:23:55.

Jenkins also got first place for her heat in the 100-meter backstroke. She completed that race with a time of 1:14:70.

She has the 400-meter freestyle and 100-meter freestyle on Friday, and the 100-meter butterfly and 200 individual medley on Saturday.

Click here to watch the competitions live on the official NBC Olympics website.

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Jenkins became a world champion in London back in 2019.

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