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UofL's Kelsi Worrell makes Olympic team

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – University of Louisville swimmer Kelsi Worrell punched her ticket to Rio.

“I finally swam the race the way I wanted to,” Worrell said. “I executed it the way the way we trained that made me happy too!”

The UofL Cardinal beat her own personal best time Monday to win the final of the 100 meter fly in 56.48 seconds.

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Head Coach Arthur Albiero couldn't wait to share the moment with her. 

“Oh man it's crazy,” Albiero said, “we’ve practiced that in 30 and she did it 29.”

Worrell said, “In the ready room I was like ‘OK Kelsi let's make your dream come true’ and before the block I always say God is in control it is well with my soul - that's been my theme this whole time and it's so true right now."

“I could tell my parents looked emotional, but to have my team there too we all work really hard together so it wasn't just me it was for them,” Worrell said.

Worrell is the first American UofL swimmer to make the U.S. team.

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