Lakeville swimmer Regan Smith wins third Olympic medal

Around The Games - Olympics: Day 9
U.S. swimmer Regan Smith poses for a photo with her bronze and two silver medals at the Summer Olympics on Sunday in Tokyo.
James Chance | Getty Images

Lakeville swimmer Regan Smith won a third Olympic medal on Sunday, helping the U.S. to the silver in the women's 4-by-100 medley relay.

Smith swam the first leg — backstroke — for the Americans, who finished just 13-hundredths of a second behind the Australian team which set an Olympic record.

Tokyo Olympics Swimming
Regan Smith of the United States competes in the women's 4x100-meter medley relay final at the Summer Olympics on Sunday in Tokyo.
Jae C. Hong | AP

Smith also earned silver in the 200-meter butterfly and bronze in the 100-meter backstroke.

The Star Tribune reports that Smith and gymnast Sunisa Lee are the first Minnesota athletes to win more than two medals at a single Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics Swimming
The U.S. women's 4x100-meter medley relay team -- including Lakeville's Regan Smith (left) along with Lydia Jacoby, Torri Huske and Abbey Weitzeil, celebrates at the podium after earning the silver medal at the Summer Olympics.
Gregory Bull | AP

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