Local Olympic Athletes Recap (July 23-24): Holmes falls in women’s epee 2nd round, Huske advances to 100m butterfly final

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AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

TOKYO, JAPAN (WDVM) — The Olympics officially kicked off in Tokyo after the opening ceremonies on Friday, and two of our local athletes have competed in their respected events.

In fencing, D.C. native Katharine Holmes competed in the individual epee, but unfortunately lost in the second round 15-12 to Sera Song (Republic of Korea). An early exit for Holmes, but it was quite the accomplishment, qualifying for her second Olympic Games.

In swimming, Yorktown High School’s Torri Huske competed in the 100-meter butterfly prelims. The teenager placed second in her heat, with a time of 56.29 seconds. Her time was fast enough to qualify for the semifinals, where Huske placed 3rd in Heat 1 with a time of 56.51 seconds, which was enough to put her through to the finals Sunday night (Monday morning in Tokyo).

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