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Alice Dearing to become Team Great Britain’s first Black female swimmer at Olympics

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Alice Dearing to become Team Great Britain’s first Black female swimmer at Olympics

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Alice Dearing is set to make history and become the first Black woman to compete for Team Great Britain in a swimming event at the Olympic Games after booking her place at Tokyo 2020.

The 24-year-old finished fourth in a 10km marathon race in Setubal, Portugal on Saturday to qualify for this summer’s Olympics.

The top nine finishers were guaranteed a place in Tokyo and Dearing clocked a time of two hours, two minutes and one second.

– Alice Dearing: Team GB’s trailblazing marathon swimmer

Hungary’s Anna Olasz won the event in 2:01:55, with Spaniard Paula Ruiz finishing second and Canadian Kate Sanderson third.

“I’m really excited, relieved, grateful, it’s a huge mix of emotions,” Dearing told British Swimming after the event. “I can’t quite believe it, I’ve been..

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