Vancouver-raised athletes qualify for Olympics

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Vancouver will be represented on Team USA for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics later this
summer.

Jordan Chiles, a Prairie High School graduate, is set to join Simone Biles, Sunisa Lee and Grace McCallum after earning third place in the U.S. Olympic Trials held June 24-27 in St. Louis.

Chiles wore a red and blue suit to represent a “Marvel theme” as she completed step after step on the bar during the trials.

In 2021, Chiles did not fall once as she competed in the past 24 routines, which Biles cannot even claim, according to the Associated Press.

Chiles graduated from PHS in 2019 and plans to graduate from UCLA in 2024.

The women’s gymnastics team final is slated for July 27, the fourth day of Olympic events.

Kara Winger will head to the Olympic stage for the fourth time in her career for javelin, according to U.S. Olympic track and field trial results.

The Skyview High School graduate threw 201 feet and 8 inches on June 26 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., which was the best out of six throws. The Olympic A standard is 210 feet.

Winger, 35, made appearances in Rio, London and Beijing, where she placed 13th, 31st and 41st, respectively.

About 10 months ago, she had knee surgery. The pandemic caused the Olympic games to be moved to 2021, which allowed Winger to compete when she wouldn’t have been able to otherwise, she stated on her Instagram account.

After high school, Winger attended Purdue University to study nutrition, fitness and health. She completed her master’s degree in accounting from DeVry University in 2016, according to the Team USA website.

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