CONGRATULATIONS TO TIANNA BARTOLETTA, WINNER OF TWO GOLD MEDALS IN THE 2016 RIO OLYMPICS FOR WOMEN’S LONG JUMP & 4×100 RELAY !
ELYRIA PAYS TRIBUTE AND WISHES ALL THE BEST FOR OLYMPIAN TIANNA BARTOLETTA
Ely Square will be transformed next week into a sea of red and white ribbons and a banner celebrating, honoring and encouraging Elyria’s very own Olympian Tianna Bartoletta as this State, USA, World and Olympic champion prepares to compete in her second Olympics in Rio.
Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda has proclaimed August 12, 16 and 18 as Olympian Tianna Bartoletta Days. “Tianna’s hometown of Elyria, Ohio is so very proud of her and we are encouraging residents to show their support by joining the City and displaying red and white ribbons, the color of Tianna’s Elyria High School alma mater, in visible places, like outdoor lanterns, doors, and fences” said Brinda.
Tianna will compete on August 12 at 10:55am in the Women’s 100 Meter, on August 16 at 8:05pm in the Women’s Long Jump, and on August 18 at 10:20am in the Women’s 4 x 100 meter relay. “Of course we want her to win, but regardless, she’s already an Olympic and world champion and a hero to many young girls and others in her hometown,” said Brinda. “On and off the track, whether it’s been in world class athletic competitions, academic classrooms, or taking time out to mentor young girls, Tianna has already proven she is a world-class human being.”
Ranked #1 in the world today in the Women’s Long Jump, Bartoletta’s athletic accomplishments are too many to mention, but some highlights include: USA Outdoor Champion – 100 meter; USA Indoor Champion – 60 meter; Gold Medal – Long Jump, 2015 World Outdoor Championships; Gold Medal – Long Jump, 2005 Helsinki World Championships; Silver Medal – Long Jump, 2006 Moscow World Championships; Bronze Medal – 60 meter, Istanbul World Indoor Championships; Gold Medal – 4 x 100 Relay, 2012 London Olympic Games; and many more accomplishments.
“We wish Tianna all the strength necessary to compete among the most elite athletes on this planet, and we are sending across the continents the well wishes of over 54,000 of her strongest supporters in Elyria, Ohio,” said Brinda.