PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Mt. Lebanon native Leah Smith made her medal round debut in at the Rio Olympics on Sunday.
Smith competed in the women’s 400-meter freestyle, finishing in third place with a time of 4:01.92, behind Team USA’s Katie Ledecky and Team Britain’s Jazz Carlin.READ MORE: Building Partially Collapses In Perry South
This was the 21-year-old’s first time competing at the Olympics.
All of Pittsburgh cheered her on, along with Antonio Brown, who shared a sweet message on Twitter.READ MORE: 94-Year-Old World War II Veteran From Allegheny Co. Finally Receives High School Diploma
— Antonio Brown (@AntonioBrown84) August 6, 2016
Ledecky managed to crush a world record to win gold. The previous record was 3:58.37, and she finished with 3:56.46.MORE NEWS: On A Positive Note: 5th-Grader At McKee Elementary School Becomes Children's Book Illustrator