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August 5, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Friends of Ledecky, Bacon Confirm: There’s Nothing the Swimmers Aren’t Good At

At an Olympic watch party in Potomac on Friday, MyMCM spoke to three Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heard alumnae who are friends with U.S. Olympic Swimmers Katie Ledecky and Phoebe Bacon. We asked the friends about Ledecky’s and Bacon’s hidden talents and if there is anything that the two are not good at. […]

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August 5, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Olympian Swimmer from Chevy Chase Talks Mental Health and Athletes

Phoebe Bacon, a U.S. Olympic swimmer from Chevy Chase, spoke to MyMCM about the conversations around mental health and athletes. Bacon expressed support for U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, who dropped out of several events in Tokyo, after she unexpectedly started struggling with her spacial awareness when competing in the air. Related Post: Olympian Phoebe […]

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August 5, 2021 | Josh Barr

Rockville Native Maroulis Wins Bronze; First U.S. Woman to Win Two Olympic Wrestling Medals

Five years after becoming the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in wrestling, Rockville native Helen Maroulis set another milestone. Maroulis, who overcame a series of physical challenges to qualify for a second Olympic appearance, became the first American woman to win two Olympic wrestling medals. She dominated Khongorzol Boldsaikhan of Mongolia […]

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August 4, 2021 | Josh Barr

Rockville Native Maroulis Wins First Two Olympic Wrestling Matches, Falls in Semifinal

Helen Maroulis became the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic gold medal in wrestling at the Rio Olympics in 2016 but things have been anything but smooth for the Rockville native. The trailblazing star, who was once the first girl to place in a Maryland high school wrestling championship, sustained a concussion and battled […]

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August 3, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Olympian Phoebe Bacon Receives Champion’s Welcome

After competing in the Olympic final for the women’s 200 meter backstroke on Friday, Phoebe Bacon arrived at Dulles Airport Monday evening. Many of Bacon’s friends and family members gave her the greeting of a champion when she arrived. Bacon grew up in Chevy Chase and graduated from Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart […]

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August 1, 2021 | Josh Barr

Triple Jumper LaFond Suffers Olympic Heartbreak Again

Thea LaFond waited five years for an opportunity to return to the Olympics and find redemption on track and field’s biggest stage. The Kennedy High graduate and teacher, who resides in Silver Spring, qualified for the Tokyo Games, competing for her native Dominica, a small Caribbean island. LaFond carried the Dominica flag in the Opening […]

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July 31, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Stone Ridge Alumnae Cheer On as Ledecky Adds to Her Gold Medal Collection

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart graduates from the Classes of 2015 and 2020 gathered in Potomac for a watch party Friday night to cheer on their former classmates Katie Ledecky and Phoebe Bacon who were swimming for Team USA in Tokyo. They sang and celebrated as Ledecky finished her last event at these […]

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July 30, 2021 | Josh Barr

Ledecky Caps Tokyo Games with 7th Career Gold Medal

One of the greatest swimmers in Olympic history added to her legend in her final swim at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Katie Ledecky, the Bethesda native and Stone Ridge School graduate, will be bringing yet one more gold medal back home with her. Ledecky led from start to finish in the women’s 800-meter freestyle and […]

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July 30, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

How Phoebe Bacon Trained for Olympic Games During COVID-19 Lockdown

In 2020, many Olympic athletes had their worlds turned upside down when COVID-19 ravaged the country and caused businesses and gyms to lockdown. MYMCM spoke to Philippa Bacon, mother of Phoebe Bacon, about what her daughter did to keep in shape when pools were closed to prepare for Tokyo. Bacon, a Chevy Chase resident who […]

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July 30, 2021 | Josh Barr

Kennedy High Teacher LaFond Sets Personal Best, Qualifies for Olympic Triple Jump Finals

Thea LaFond waited five years for this opportunity. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games had been disappointing. She had injured her hamstring during training and finished last in the women’s triple jump competition. The John F. Kennedy High School graduate and teacher yearned for another chance to show her ability and prove she belonged among the […]

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