Horner qualifies for third Olympics

SETUBAL, Portugal – Stephanie Horner (currently training with PCS)of Beaconsfield, Que., finished 15th in the women’s 10 kilometre race on Saturday at the FINA Marathon Swimming Olympic Games Qualification Tournament to reserve her ticket for Rio 2016.

Rio will be Horner’s third Olympic Games. She competed in the pool in 2008 and 2012. She switched from the pool to open water less than two years ago.

“It feels awesome, I don’t think the reality of going to a third Games has hit me yet,” said Horner, 27. “Having my parents here and all the messages of support I received from back really gave me a big boost.”

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