Wednesday, December 14, 2016

County's Olympians to be Honored

Update 12/21: see the video of the event.

Here's your chance to congratulate the County’s 2016 Team USA Olympians. The free celebration will be held on Monday, December 19 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The evening will include presentations from the County Executive and Council, musical entertainment and more. Jack Conger, Katie Ledecky and Ashley Nee are confirmed to attend. Helen Maroulis is traveling and will not be able to attend.

Montgomery County is home to four of the 11 athletes who represented Maryland during the 2016 Olympic Games which took place in Rio de Janeiro from Aug. 5-21.

  • Jack Conger from Rockville competed in the 4x200m freestyle swimming event. Conger graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in 2013. Conger earned a gold medal.
  • Katie Ledecky, former gold medalist from the 2012 Olympics competed in the 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 800m freestyle and 4x200m freestyle. Ledecky, from Bethesda, graduated from Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in 2015. Ledecky earned a silver and four gold medals.
  • Ashley Nee from Bethesda competed in the Canoe Slalom. Nee graduated from Northwestern High School.
  • Helen Maroulis, a graduate from Col. Zadok Magruder High School student, is a wrestler who competed in the Freestyle 53 kg. Maroulis earned a gold medal.

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