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Trinidad & Tobago: TTO to Tokyo: Swimmer Cherelle Thompson ready to make a splash in Tokyo

CHERELLE Thompson is excited to make a splash at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the challenges leading up to the global event allowed the TT swimmer to develop stronger character traits.

Thompson, 29, will make her debut at the Olympics.

Thompson follows in the footsteps of many other women from TT who represented TT at the Olympic Games.

Karen Dieffenthaller-Donahue (1988 Seoul), Siobhan Cropper (Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000), Cerian Gibbs (1996 Atlanta), Linda McEachrane (2004) and Sharntelle McLean (2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing) have flown the TT flag at the Olympics.

Thompson, who represented the University of Tennessee previously, is the national record holder in the women’s 50-metre freestyle for both the long course and short course.

Thompson put the icing on the cake on her training in South Florida before heading to Tokyo.

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