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Katie Meili enters as one of the favorites in the 100-meter breaststroke in Rio this coming weekend.

Name: Katie Meili

School: Columbia College, 2013

Major: Psychology

Achievements: 2nd in the 100-meter breaststroke at the 2016 Olympic Trials; gold medalist at 2015 Pan-American Games in the 100-meter breaststroke; winner of five Ivy League titles her junior year; 5th in 100-yard breaststroke at NCAAs junior year and 3rd in the same event at NCAAs senior year; owner of Ivy records in 200-yard medley, 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard breaststroke; winner of Connie S. Maniatty Award for Outstanding Student-Athlete in 2013.

Olympic Event: 100-meter breaststroke

Date: Sunday, August 7

Notable Quote: "I remember when I was getting ready to graduate and both Di (Diana Caskey, Columbia women's swimming coach) and the assistant coach at the time, Michael (Sabala), were really urging me to continue swimming... I remember them sitting me down and telling me I could go to the Olympics, and I really did laugh at their faces. I thought it was the craziest thing anyone's ever said to me." — Katie Meili