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Icelandic Swimmer Qualifies for Finals at Olympics

Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir became the first Icelandic female swimmer to make it to the finals at Olympic Games when she qualified for the 100 m breaststroke in Rio de Janeiro last night, RÚV reports. Until then, Örn Arnarson was the only Icelandic swimmer ever to have made it to Olympic finals.

“I came here to make it to the finals. You just aim for the top and do your best, so I’m very pleased. I managed to execute this swim better technically than the swim in the heat. But I feel like I could improve a few things and I think I could do better. I hope it will show in the finals,” Hrafnhildur told RÚV.

She added, “ I’ve put some pressure on myself since I did so well at the European [Aquatics] Championships in May. Since I can be among the best in Europe, I can also be among the best here.”

The final 100 m breaststroke competition will take place at 1:54 tomorrow morning, Icelandic time. It will be broadcast live on RÚV.

The interview with Hrafnhildur can be watched here.

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