Olympic medalist Marissa Castelli returns to RI
By Mike LaCrosse
Olympic medalist and Cranston native Marissa Castelli returned home to Rhode Island.
A welcome home party for her was held at Providence College Monday night.
“It was just amazing being at the Olympics, but here just having everyone that I know and supporting me. It was just amazing, you know I didn't think they would all come,” said Castelli.
Castelli took home the bronze medal as part of the team event.
“It's an unbelievable feeling. I am so, so happy for her, very hard working, very determined,” said Castelli's Grandfather John Boitano.
Castelli says she's thrilled to be considered a role model.
“There are so many kids in Rhode Island that I really hope to inspire to skate more to really go after their dreams,” said Castelli.
She hopes to head back to the Olympics in 2018.