Pittsburgh’s presence at the 2016 Olympics in Rio continues. Leah Smith makes her city proud winning a gold medal as part of the women’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay Wednesday night.
Olympic standout Katie Ledecky, Allison Schmitt and Maya DiRado were the other women to represent the United States on the 4×200-meter freestyle gold medal winning team.
Smith, a Mount Lebanon native and Oakland Catholic product, didn’t swim the race in the preliminary rounds, but was added for the finals. Ledecky also didn’t swim in the preliminary races.
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Ceirra Runge of Cochranville, Pa., Melanie Margalis and Missy Franklin swam in the preliminary races. These women did not get to stand on the podium with their teammates, but will receive gold medals for their work to get team USA to the finals.
This gold medal is Leah Smith’s second Olympic medal. She also won bronze in the 400-meter freestyle.