Ridgefield's Kieran Smith Wins Bronze in 400m Freestyle at Tokyo Olympics

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Connecticut's own Kieran Smith finished on the podium in the 400 meter freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics.

He finished in third place with a time of 3:43.94. The other Team USA swimmer, Jake Mitchell, finished in eighth place with a time of 3:45.39.

According to Connecticut Swimming, Smith is the first Connecticut native to medal in swimming at the Olympics since Janel Jorgensen in 1988. Both Smith and Jorgensen are Ridgefield High School graduates.

Tunisia's Ahmed Hafnaoui won the gold with a time of 3:43.36 and Australia's Jack McLoughlin took the silver with a time of 3:43.52.

Smith, from Ridgefield, finished sixth in the men's 400m freestyle heats Saturday morning. His time of 3:45:25 was enough to get him in the finals tonight.

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 24: Jake Mitchell (L) of Team United States and Kieran Smith of Team United States competes in heat five of the Men's 400m Freestyle on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 24, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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