Another Georgia swimmer has made her way on the U.S. Olympic Team.
Hali Flickinger, who finished up her eligibility with the Bulldogs following their 2015-16 national championship season, is on her way to Rio de Janeiro after placing second in the 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska on Thursday.
Flickinger's second-place time of 2 minutes 7.5 seconds was good enough for an Olympic bid, and was only beaten by former Texas A&M swimmer Camille Adams’ time of 2:06.80.
“I’ve been racing with Camille for so long, and I am so happy to be going to Rio with her,” Flickinger said in a statement. “I’m just so excited. I can’t believe I’m going to the Olympics.”
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Since Sunday, Georgia has placed a total of six current or former swimmers on the U.S. National Team. In addition to Flickinger, Chase Kalisz, Jay Litherland, Olivia Smoliga, Allison Schmitt and Melanie Margalis have all posted qualifying times.
Georgia swimmers competing this summer for other countries are Canada's Brittany MacLean, Chantal Van Landeghem and Javier Acevedo, and Finland’s Matias Koski.
Georgia is still hoping to earn another berth from Gunnar Bentz, who is awaiting official word on being named to a relay team.