Oak Harbor bronze medalist gets a shout out from Obama

Oak Harbor bronze medalist gets a shout out from Obama

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United States' Marti Malloy celebrates after winning against Italy's Giulia Quintavalle during their women's -57kg judo contest bronze medal match of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 30, 2012 ExCel arena in London. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/GettyImages)

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by Associated Press and KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on August 4, 2012 at 11:19 AM

WASHINGTON  -- President Barack Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address to praise the U.S. Olympians and Paralympians teams, and even mentioned one Washington athlete by name -- Marti Malloy of Oak Harbor.

“Kayla Harrison won America’s first ever gold medal in judo, and Marti Malloy won a bronze,” Obama said in the address posted on YouTube.

He also mentioned the U.S. Women’s Eight team that won its second straight gold medal, although not specifically former Husky Mary Whipple, the coxswain of that boat.

The president says he was "filled with pride" when gymnast Gabby Douglas won the all-around gold and enjoyed watching the medal-winning swim teams, including Michael Phelps, who became the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time.

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