TOWSON, Md. - Four new monuments and new plaques to existing monuments in Olympian Park honoring the Baltimore County Olympians and Paralympians who medaled on the world stage.
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said the new plaques to be attached to existing monuments include: The Most Decorated Olympian of All Time, Michael Phelps, with four gold and two silver medals in swimming and Paralympian Jessica Long with five gold, two silver, and one bronze. The new monuments will pay tribute to 2012 Paralympian Rebecca Meyers - one silver and one bronze for swimming; 2012 Paralympian Ian Silverman - one gold for swimming; 2000 Olympian Tommy Hannan - one gold for swimming; and 1976 Olympian Wendy Weinberg - one bronze medal in swimming.
Kamenetz plans to recognize all Baltimore County participants of the 2012 London Games as well as Hannan and Weinberg when the monuments and plaques have been installed. Olympian Suzanne Stettinius, pentathlete, and Paralympian Markeith Price, track and field, will be invited to attend the recognition and unveiling in Olympian Park while receiving Executive Citations.
"Baltimore County is so very proud of all its athletes," said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. "Our athletes showed the entire world the kind of determination and competitive spirit that have come to define Baltimore County. I look forward to recognizing them in the very near future."
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