(Video Interview) Melanie Margalis Secures Her Spot for Rio

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Melanie Margalis earned her first individual event for Rio by finishing second in the women’s 200 IM. She stopped the clock in 2:10.11, half a second behind winner Maya DiRado.

This is a new personal best for the first-time Olympian who beat 2012 bronze medalist Caitlin Leverenz by .05. Her race came shortly after finishing sixth in the 200 free to qualify as a member of the 4×200 fee relay.

She talked to the media after her race about her mindset during a tough double and how she is the fifth Georgia Bulldog to qualify for Rio.

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