Rhode Island native heads to Olympics

By News Staff

news@abc6.com

A local Rhode Islander is heading to Russia to compete for the United States.

Cranston native, Marissa Castelli, and her partner, Simon Shnapir of Boston, are officially heading to the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The team was announced earlier this afternoon.

They clinched a spot in on the team with a win at the US Pairs Championships in Boston yesterday.

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