2021 marks PressBox’s fifth annual Best Of edition celebrating the top people, performances and moments of the year.
Best Emotional Triumph
North Carroll alum Katie Zaferes won her first two career Olympic triathlon medals in July, taking bronze individually and silver in the mixed team event.
Winning your first Olympic medals would be emotional at any point, but they were particularly meaningful for Zaferes in the aftermath of her father Bill Hursey’s unexpected death in April. But the Hampstead native told reporters that her father was with her in Tokyo.
“I saw a rainbow during the race and I thought, ‘Hey, Dad.'”
Photo Credit: Wagner Araujo/World Triathlon
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