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VIDEO: Patch Chats With Olympic Medalist, University Place Native Adrienne Martelli (Pt. 3)

In the final installment of Patch's interview with the Olympian, Martelli talks about her life since the London Games and whether she'll compete in the next Olympics. She also has a special message for University Place and Patch.

Patch got the honor of chatting with Olympic bronze medalist and University Place native Adrienne Martelli this week.

Martelli - back in town to visit family, help with homecoming week at Curtis High and catch up after a whirlwind summer - talked about everything from being an Olympian to her final race to her future in rowing.

We'll be bringing you our interview with her in installments.

On Friday, she described the exerience of being in London for the 2012 Summer Games, watching athlets such as Kobe Bryant walk through the lunch room.

Over the weekend, she described the finals race in the quadruple sculls event that made her a bronze medalist at the games.

Today, she shares what her life has been like since winning bronze, as well as whether she plans to compete in the 2016 games. She also has a special message for University Place and Patch. (Yes, specifically for you, Patch users)

(Click on the media gallery to watch both videos)

(Click here to watch the first installment)

(Click here to watch the second installment)

Dan October 02, 2012 at 06:59 PM
I thought that I knew everything about Olympic traditions, but at 1:10 in this video (sunglasses), I learned something that I never knew before. I won't spoil it, you'll just have to watch. Another interesting tidbit; I spoke to her at the x-country race on Saturday and discovered that she is the one who steers the boat.
Brent Champaco October 02, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Yeah, I didn't know the tradition, either, Dan. I'll have to keep it in mind when I'm up on the medal stand in 2016.
Dan October 02, 2012 at 07:19 PM
...and then Brent turns off his "Rio 2016" playstation game. #DontBiteMyBronze
Brent Champaco October 02, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Hey man, XBox Kinnect makes it all too real...

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