State honors its Olympians with reception

July 07, 1992|By Mike Preston

Thirteen Maryland athletes and coaches on the 1992 U.S. Summer Olympic team were honored by Gov. William Donald Schaefer yesterday at a reception in the State House in Annapolis.

Thirty-three Marylanders from the team were invited, but many could not attend because they were training at the Olympic site in Barcelona or at various camps around the country.

"We wanted to honor this group before they went to Barcelona, show them how proud we are of their accomplishments," said Schaefer. "Winning is very important because that's what they train for, but these athletes are now role models for the youth in America."

Each of the honorees received a "Salute to Excellence" proclamation from the governor. Schaefer, a supporter of whitewater/slalom racing in the state, was honored by several members of canoe/kayak teams with pins, a hat and a T-shirt.

"We're looking forward to the competition and taking the spirit of the state and country to Barcelona," said David Hearn of Bethesda, a member of the canoe/kayak team.

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