LARAMIE, Wyo. – University of Wyoming freshman swimmer Talita Te Flan will compete for the Ivory Coast in the 800 meter freestyle in Rio De Janeiro on Thursday. Te Flan will race in the first of four preliminary heats, slated to begin at 10:26 MDT.
“Whether it’s an U.S. Olympian or a
student-athlete from another country, we’re really excited about it,” UW head
coach Tom Johnson said. “Recruiting Talita (Te Flan) was a long time in the
making. It took us almost all spring because of her competition schedule. We
are thrilled to have her on our team and excited to see what she can do this
week. She owns a couple records in her home country, and I know that will
translate well here with the group we will have looking ahead.”
Born to an Italian mother and Ivorian father, Te Flan holds dual citizenship in Italy and the Ivory Coast. She represents the Ivory Coast at the international level and currently holds the Ivorian records in the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle events.
Fans can view the competition live online at the link above or follow @wyo_swimdive on Twitter for results.