Regan Smith, who has family in the Illinois Valley, won a silver medal in the 200-meter butterfly Wednesday night (Thursday morning in Japan) at the Tokyo Games.
Smith swam a 2:05.3 to finish behind China’s Y.F. Zhang, who swam an Olympic record 2:03.86.
Smith shaved more than a second off her semifinal time of 2:06.64.
Teammate Hali Flickinger earned the bronze in 2:05.65 after swimming a 2:06.23 in the semifinal.
Earlier in the games, Smith won the bronze in the 100-meter backstroke.
Smith, who is from Lakeville, Minn., has several family members living in the Illinois Valley, including her grandmother, Marge Moore, who lives in Peru, along with several aunts and uncles in Peru, Oglesby and Ottawa. Her mother, Bonnie (Moore) Smith, is originally from Lostant.
Smith will swim at Stanford University.
Pistol Shrimp lose to Sliders
The Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp lost 14-2 to the Springfield Sliders on Wednesday in Springfield.
The Pistol Shrimp (21-32) will play the Clinton LumberKings (26-28) at 7:05 p.m. Thursday at Veterans Park in Peru.