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Ballard grad qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Games of the XXXII Olympiad will take place in Tokyo, Japan from July 23 to August 8, 2021...
The Games of the XXXII Olympiad will take place in Tokyo, Japan from July 23 to August 8, 2021 and will be carried on WAVE 3 News and the networks of NBC.(Source: WAVE 3 News/NBC)
Updated: Jun. 21, 2021 at 12:07 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A Louisville native is heading to Tokyo to competes in the 2020 Olympic Games.

Ronnie Baker, 27, a graduate of Ballard High School, will represent the United States in 100-meter dash.

Baker qualified by running his personal best of 9.85 seconds in the finals. He finished second, just .05 behind the winner, Trayvon Bromell. The third member of the team will be Fred Kerley, whose time was just .01 behind Baker.

The win marks the first time Baker has qualified for a U.S. World Championship or Olympic team.

Watch the NBC Olympics coverage of Baker qualifying run by clicking here.

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