Westport’s Julia Marino reflects on Olympic experience and wins silver – NBC Connecticut

Westport’s Julia Marino is back in Connecticut after a memorable experience at her first Olympics. The 24-year-old skier won the silver medal in the women’s slopestyle snowboard.

“It was really cool to be up there with that medal,” Marino said of the medal ceremony.

As for the race that put her on the podium, Marino said she could feel something special was happening.

“I felt really good on my board and when I got to that last jump I knew the whole race was falling into place,” Marino said. “Realizing that I now have all these doors open for what I want to do is help her in, [I’m] be pretty excited for what’s to come for the next two seasons.”

Connecticut-bound athletes have won eight of Team USA’s 25 medals at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Marino is proud to represent her home country on the international stage.

“I always forget how random it is to come from here, but it’s really cool to meet other athletes like Mac [Forehand] who are from here too and really crush it,” Marino said. “It kind of shows that no matter where you’re from, you can still achieve great things, so I got a lot of love people back here, lots of support and that means so much to me.”

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