TOKYO, Japan — Nashville Swimmer Alex Walsh is coming home from Japan an Olympic medalist!
The talented 19-year-old and Tennessee-native swimmer took home the silver medal on Tuesday night in the Women's 200m Individual Medley with a time of 2:08.65.
It was a close race, but Japan's Yui Ohashi took home the gold by edging out Walsh in the final lap by a fraction of a second with a time of 2:08.52.
Team USA took home two medals in the event, with Kate Douglass taking home bronze with a time of 2:09.04.
Walsh's high school, Harpeth Hall, hosted a party ahead of her race to cheer her on.
"You always here people talk about going to the Olympics for so many of us it's a dream so for these girls to see a dream come true its just awesome," Harpeth Hall Swim Coach Polly Linden said.