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Blacksburg native, Virginia Tech grad qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Ian Ho will be a member of Team Hong Kong

Picture of Ian Ho from 2018 (Virginia Tech Athletics)

Southwest Virginia will be represented in the upcoming Olympics!

Ian Ho, a Blacksburg High School and Virginia Tech graduate, will be swimming in the 50M freestyle.

During a Sunday time trial in Hong Kong, the 24-year-old posted a 21.97, .04 below the Olympic standard, and will represent Team Hong Kong in the Tokyo games.

Ho is the first man from Hong Kong to ever get under the 22-second threshold in the 50m freestyle event, according to Swim Swam.

Ho was a member of Virginia Tech’s swim and dive team from 2015-2019, qualifying for ACC’s all four years and also competed in NCAA’s and the Toyota U.S. Open.

The 2020 Olympic Games begin July 23 and conclude on August 8 in Tokyo, Japan.

Swimming will run from July 24 through August 1 at the Tokyo Aquatics Center in Koto City, Tokyo.


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