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My Olympic Heroes: Mariel, Becca, and Sada!

by Stephanie Stricklen

kgw.com

Posted on August 10, 2008 at 12:29 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:36 PM

Wow. I mean WOW. I've only been to two Olympic events EVER in the 4 Olympics I've covered. Fencing in Athens when Mariel won the gold.. and fencing in Beijing...... when Mariel won the gold.

I'm seriously giddy.

Mariel, Becca, and Sada all rocked the house!! Mariel and Becca are both from the Portland area.. Sada hails from Atlanta.

Check out this slideshow of the Oregon medalists, including a group shot!

Oh yeah, and then former President Bush shows up and shakes their hands and I just thought to myself... man, is this awesome or what?!

Today was a wild media day for the ladies. EVERYONE wanted to interview them. They got applause from the whole NBC workspace when they walked inside today.

We did a little bit for the midnite Saturday newscast and will have more Monday at 5 and 6. You gotta check it out!!!

This is my favorite shot.. Mariel saw me coming 'round with my still camera and made that face at me during her NBC sports interview!!! It's my screensaver right now. :-)
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Look for a "fencing" slideshow later- I just dropped the pictures in our FTP site-- but it's the middle of the night there, so no one may get to posting them until Monday.

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