Alicia Wilson Earns Olympic Berth
Cal junior Alicia Wilson officially qualified for the Tokyo Olympics when she was named a member of the 2021 team by British Swimming on Tuesday. Wilson will compete in the 200-meter individual medley after finishing second in the event at the British Swimming Selection Trials earlier this month.
Wilson, who hails from Guildford in the United Kingdom, is coming off an NCAA season in which she finished third at the NCAA Championships in the 200-yard IM. She also captured the Pac-12 title in the 200 IM and was the conference runner-up in the 400 IM and 200 backstroke. During the year, she set personal bests in all three events, while also establishing Cal pool and dual-meet records in the 200 IM and 400 IM.
At the British Trials, Wilson completed the 200-meter IM in 2:09.61 to secure her spot on the Olympic Team. The time is a lifetime best and places her fifth in the world in the event. British Swimming's announcement of 24 new members to its Olympic roster can be found here.
Wilson has seen success on the international level previously, having earned a gold medal in the 200m IM at the 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy.
Through the 2016 Rio Olympics, Cal women's swimming has produced 38 Olympians who have earned 49 medals.