PINTAR NAMED TO SLOVENIAN OLYMPIC ROSTER

PINTAR NAMED TO SLOVENIAN OLYMPIC ROSTER

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – For the second time in her career, former Lady Vol All-American Tjasa Pintar will represent Slovenia at the Olympic Games.

Pintar earned a spot on the national roster as a member of the 4×100-meter free relay. Her first appearance in the Summer Games came in 2016, when she was the fastest swimmer on the Slovenian 4×200 free relay that finished 15th overall.

During her time at Tennessee, Pintar garnered All-American honors 10 times and was a three-time SEC Champion as a member of multiple Lady Vol relays. In total, she helped bring home seven total conference medals, and she was a member of both UT squads that won SEC Championships. She currently ranks sixth in program history in the 100-yard freestyle (47.82) and eight in the 200 free (1:44.40).

In total, the Big Orange boasts a program-record 17 Olympic qualifiers for the upcoming games. A combined 12 different nations will be represented by the Vols and Lady Vols in Paris. Swimming officially begins on Saturday, July 27, at 5 a.m. Here’s a full list of Tennessee’s Olympians and the events they qualified in:

Gui Caribe (Brazil) – 50 Free, 100 Free
Erika Connolly (USA) – 4×100 Free Relay
Jillian Crooks (Cayman Islands) – 100 Free
Jordan Crooks (Cayman Islands) – 50 Free, 100 Free
Brooklyn Douthwright (Canada) – 4×100 Free Relay
Lyubomir Epitropov (Bulgaria) – 200 Breast
Martin Espernberger (Austria) – 200 Fly
Ella Jansen (Canada) – 400 IM
Mona McSharry (Ireland) – 100 Breast, 200 Breast
Kayky Mota (Brazil) – 100 Fly
Julia Mrozinski (Germany) – 200 Free
Tjasa Pintar (Slovenia) – 4×100 Free Relay
Regan Rathwell (Canada) – 200 Back
Lamar Taylor (Bahamas) – 100 Free
Kira Toussaint (Netherlands) – 100 Back, 200 Back
Joaquin Vargas (Peru) – 400 Free
Ellen Walshe (Ireland) – 200 IM, 400 IM

Headlines

What's happening

Paint It Forward! (with McLain’s Painting Service)

Paint It Forward! (with McLain’s Painting Service)

NewsTalk 98.7 is teaming up with McLain’s Painting Service to help “Paint It Forward” this spring. Nominate your favorite Non-profit organization to get a fresh coat of paint up to $10,000 provided by Sherwin Williams!

Free NewsTalk 98.7 App

Free NewsTalk 98.7 App

Take WOKI with you wherever you go with the free NewsTalk 98.7 App, available on the App Store and Google Play!

Listen Live

Listen Live

We’re making it even easier for you to stay connected to NewsTalk 98.7 wherever you go! Besides tuning in on your radio, you can also stream 98.7 through your computer, smartphone, tablet, and your smart speaker.