Hannah Kearney opened the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games with a bang, winning the United States’ first gold medal in the moguls competition. That sparked a great run for the US, as we went on to win 36 more!!
Last week, Hannah returned to her hometown of Norwich, Vermont to parade through the town. She also went through Hanover, where she was born. She went to elementary school in Norwich, and middle and high school in Hanover. She visited schools in both towns to talk to students and show them the gold medal.
Hannah was quoted as saying, “To have a welcome like this means that much more”.
Here’s the best part: Vermont governor Jim Douglas declared that Friday, February 26th will forever be known as Hannah Kearney Day! “I can’t believe it’s Hannah Kearney Day,” Kearney said. “That is something I’ve never dreamed of.”
Kearney will opt out of next weekend’s World Cup event in Japan. She will next compete at the final competitions in Sweden and Spain.