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Former Aberdeen swimmer qualifies for Olympics

OMAHA, Neb. – Former Aberdeen swimmer Michael Andrew qualified for this year’s Olympic Summer Games in Japan, winning the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Monday night.

Andrew, who broke the American record in the event in prelim races, won the final in a tight finish, clocking a time of :58.73. The second place swimmer recorded a time of :58.74.

This year’s Olympics will take in July 23-Aug. 8 in Tokyo, Japan.

Andrew swam for the Aberdeen Swim Club and also for the Aberdeen Aquaholics during his time in the Hub City.

He will still compete in the 100-meter backstroke semifinals.

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