LONDON, ENGLAND (WAVE) - Western Kentucky University grad Claire Donahue was back in the pool Friday, swimming the butterfly leg for the U.S. 4 X 100 medley relay team.
"It felt better than my individual and I was really just going in there to have fun. Hoping to get USA relay into the final,." Donahue said.
The Americans will swim in Saturdays final, but Donahue will most likely give up her spot to 100m butterfly Gold medalist Dana Vollmer. Donahue was happy to contribute. "To come back tonight and be able to get into the final, so the girls could swim again. I think for each of us that was the main goal, but individually for each of us we are all racers," she said.
Even if she doesn't swim in the final, she will still receive a medal if the U.S. finishes first, second or third, and they are the Gold medal favorite.
"Oh my gosh, I will be jumping up and down if that happens, for minutes. First to be a part of this relay in the morning was amazing and then to be able to have a shot to get a gold medal is insane to me. Coming in to this meet I was just happy to be here and happy to experience everything. But coming out of it being able to possibly medal is just insane, it's incredible," Claire said.
According to Western Kentucky, Claire would be the second W.K.U. grad to win an Olympic medal.