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Haley Anderson makes second Olympic team

Haley Anderson

United States’ Haley Anderson smiles before the women’s 10 km open water swim competition at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)


London 2012 silver medalist Haley Anderson became the fifth member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic team by finishing ninth in the World Championships 10km race in Kazan, Russia, on Tuesday.

Anderson finished 31.6 seconds behind French winner Aurelie Muller.

The top 10 earned Rio berths. While Anderson made it, countrywoman Becca Mann finished 14th and cannot make the Rio Olympics in open water, so she’ll have to turn her attention to the pool.

Anderson, 23, earned silver in the 2012 Olympic 10km behind Hungary’s Eva Risztov and is the two-time reigning World champion in the non-Olympic distance of 5km. Risztov finished 10th in Tuesday’s race to make it to Rio.

Mann, 17, finished eighth in the 5km and 10km at the 2013 World Championships and fifth in the 800m freestyle at the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials as a 14-year-old.

Four athletes previously made the 2016 U.S. Olympic team -- first-timers Nathan Schrimsher (modern pentathlon), Jennifer Wu (table tennis) and men’s open-water swimmers Jordan Wilimovsky and Sean Ryan.

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