ETON DORNEY, ENGLAND-University Place native Adrienne Martelli is officially an Olympic medalist.
The Curtis and University of Washington grad helped the U.S. secure a bronze medal today in the women's quadruple sculls. It's the first for the U.S. rowers.
Martelli helped lead the women to a time of 6 minutes, 40.63 seconds.
First-place finisher Ukraine finished with a time of 6 minutes, 35.93, and Germany placed second at 6 minutes, 38.09. seconds.
Martelli and her teammates - Megan Kalmoe, Kara Kohler and Natalie Dell - captured America's second-ever medal in the event and first since 1984, when they took silver, according to U.S. Rowing.
Hours after her victory, Patch contacted Martelli via our Facebook page to congratulate her, as well as tell her how proud she has made us. Here was her response:
"Thanks Brent!! Proud to be from UP!!"
Simply awesome. Go Adrienne!