Former Louisville swimmer Kelsi Worrell is headed to the Olympics after winning the 100 fly final at the Olympic Trials

Kelsi Worrell became the first University of Louisville swimmer to ever make the U.S. Olympic Team, winning the 100 butterfly on Monday night at the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb. Worrell will represent the U.S. in Rio in August.

Kelsi Worrell is headed to Rio.

The 21-year-old former University of Louisville All-American swimmer won the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. swimming trials Monday night in Omaha, Neb., with the second-fastest time in the world this year at 56.48 seconds.

The victory send Worrell to the Olympics with the U.S. Olympic team for the first time in her career. She's the first U of L swimmer to make the U.S. Olympic team and just the second U of L athlete, following Angel McCoughtry.

"I'm speechless," Worrell said. "I'm just so excited to be here. It is my first time, and I didn't know what to expect."

A native of New Jersey, Worrell just graduated from U of L and had an illustrious career, winning four NCAA titles.


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