Howard University senior Latroya Pina will characterize Cape Verde proudly whereas competing in the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Pina is ready to take part as part of the first-ever Cape Verde Nationwide Swim Crew in the 2020 Summer time Olympics, in accordance to the college’s web site, the Howard Bison. She at the moment competes for a number of races, together with the 200-meter particular person medley and 100-meter breaststroke.
“Throughout the 2017-18 season, Pina was chosen HU Bison of the Month for her excellent performances in January,” reads the positioning. “She gained the ladies’s 100 breaststroke and 200 particular person medley in Howard’s Senior Night time victory over Marymount. Pina led the best way in the season finale at Catholic, claiming the highest spots in the identical occasions. The Massachusetts native was additionally a part of two successful relay groups towards the Cardinals: 200 medley and 200 freestyle.”
The biology main will even have the pleasure of competing alongside her siblings, as her brother and sister, Troy and Jayla, are additionally on the group.
“Cape Verde is attempting to make swimming a giant sport now, so it’s our duty to characterize our nation,” Pina stated. “Folks in Cape Verde and all of the Cape Verdeans in the U.S. can be trying up to us.”