Utah Olympians: Herriman's Rhyan White wins medal with medley relay

Rhyan Elizabeth White of the United States starts in her heat of the women's 200-meter backstroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

Rhyan Elizabeth White of the United States starts in her heat of the women's 200-meter backstroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Matthias Schrader, Associated Press)



AT THE GAMES — The first U.S. Olympic swimmer from Utah has won the state's first Olympic swimming medal.

Herriman native Rhyan White will leave Tokyo with a silver medal after the American women came in second in the 4X100 medley relay. White didn't swim in the final, where the U.S. was just out-touched by Australia at the end, but she swam in the qualifying race to earn a medal.

Regan Smith, who just beat White in the 100-meter backstroke earlier in the games to earn bronze, led off for the USA in the finals.

She was joined by gold-medal breaststroker Lydia Jacoby, Torri Huske in the butterfly and Abbey Weitzeil in the freestyle to take the silver medal.

White, who swam for Cottonwood High, placed fourth in both the 100- and 200-meter backstroke events in Tokyo, narrowly missing out on an individual medal.

Women's basketball: Spain 76, Canada 66

Astou Ndour posted 20 points, 11 rebounds and three steals as Spain all-but eliminated Canada from the Olympics after Group A play.

Former Utah standout Kim (Smith) Gaucher did not play for Canada, which fell to 1-2 in group play. The top-two teams from each group automatically advance to the quarterfinals, plus the two best third-place teams based on point differential.

Upcoming schedule:

All times listed below are in MDT.

  • Gymnastics: Vault final - MyKayla Skinner, former Utah gymnast (2:45 a.m.)
  • Men's volleyball: USA vs. Argentina - Taylor Sander, BYU alum (6:45 a.m.)

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