What can be expected from every Olympics is the arrival of a bright new star. Such is Nevin Harrison, 19, who won a gold medal for the United States in canoe singles and our collective hearts with her All-American smile, can-do spirit and good-natured enthusiasm.
Well done, Nevin Harrison.
She covered the 200 meter final with a time of 45.932 seconds and given it was the first year solo canoe was competed she now holds the Olympic record for the event.
Talk about a strenuous sport, Miss Harrison was up to the task at 5-9 and 160 pounds. Winning gold for this Seattle area [Gig Harbor] athlete wasn’t as tough as overcoming her stage fright knowing she was representing the U.S. in an Olympic event, she said.
|Nevin Harrison of the United States won the 200-meters canoe singles in a time of 45.9 seconds. Because this was the first time the event was held at the Olympics, she also holds the Olympic record.|
|Did we mention she’s a teen?|