A LOCAL athlete will be competing today at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Kieran Bird, from Bicester, will be swimming in the 800m freestyle in heat 3 at 12.30pm.

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The 21-year-old swimmer also competed in the 400m freestyle on Saturday but unfortunately his time of 3mins 48.55secs was not enough to make it to the final.

His family, friends, and former coaches will be cheering him on as he swims in today's event.

You can watch Mr Bird compete on the BBC or Eurosport.

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