A 3rd place finish in Heat 5 of the Women’s 50m Free and a Season’s Best was a great way to finish Cheyenne Rova’s Olympic debut after a season filled with highs and lows.

Swimming out of lane 7, Rova touched the wall in a time of 27.11s behind Cameroon’s Norah Milanesi and St. Lucia’s Mikaili Charlemagne

A truly outstanding performance considering the challenges that she faced whilst trying to prepare for the Olympics.

Out of the 82 female swimmers entered for the Women’s 50m Free, Cheyenne finished with an overall Olympic Ranking of 50. Just 3 places ahead of the next Pacific Island female swimmer.

Coach Sharon was not able to comment on Cheyenne’s expectations coming into race but she knew that Cheyenne was definitely going to swim her fastest. Since her swim, Cheyenne has been spending the rest of her days in Tokyo helping out with the Athletes’ Commission by holding different AC educational sessions with the Fijiana 7’s team as well as hosting a Talanoa Session that was streamed on the FASANOC AC Facebook page.

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