Teen poised to become Guam’s youngest athlete to compete at the Olympics

Gina E. Taitano, U Matuna Si Yu’os | Catholic News
AGANA, Guam -- Sixteen-year-old Pilar Shimizu is no stranger to setting records. Not only is she poised to become the youngest athlete ever to represent Guam at the Olympics, the rising senior at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School also will be the first female in 20 years to represent the island nation in swimming when she competes in London at the games that open July 27. Shimizu qualified for the Olympics by breaking the Guam record in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:16:19. She bested the 20-year-old record held by Olympian Tammie Kaae.

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