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Katie Ledecky, olympians from Bethesda to be honored in ceremony (#DMVReads)

View Photo Gallery: From Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky to Kevin Durant and LaShawn Merritt, Maryland, Virginia and the District were well-represented at the London Games.

The D.C. region was well represented on this summer’s United States Olympics team that just wrapped up competition in London. According to Bethesda Now , a ceremony has been planned to honor three of those Olympians from Bethesda, Md. including 15-year-old Katie Ledecky, the youngest member of the U.S. team and a gold medal winner in the 800 freestyle.

“Katie Ledecky, Scott Parsons and Julie Zetlin..will be honored with a homecoming ceremony of sorts next Friday (Aug. 24) at the Bethesda Metro station Metro Center plaza...Parsons, 33, competed in his third Olympic slalom kayaking event, finishing in 16th place....Zetlin was the first U.S. competitor in rhythmic gymnastics since 2004.”

Read more on Bethesda Now .

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