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Evansville’s Mikaela Jenkins is headed to Tokyo

Updated: Jun. 21, 2021 at 9:09 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville has another swimmer heading to Tokyo this summer.

Mikaela Jenkins qualified for Team USA in the Paralympic trials over the weekend.

She’s one of just 34 swimmers to make the team.

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We’re told Jenkins qualified for the 100M fly, 100M backstroke, 200 IM, and 400M freestyle. She could also compete in a couple of relays, according to her mom, Jen Jenkins. She added that her daughter will most likely compete in all of those races, however, the final decision is up to her coach.

The games begin on August 24.

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