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Olmsted Falls native Katie Nageotte among U.S. Olympians celebrated at White House

Nageotte was one of 200+ medalists that visited the White House on Wednesday morning.

WASHINGTON D.C., DC — On Wednesday morning, President Joe Biden hosted a celebration at the White House for both the 2020 and 2022 U.S. Olympic teams.

The event was a combined celebration after the 2020 Olympic team competed in 2021 due to COVID-19. 

Among nearly 600 athletes representing Team USA at the White House, Northeastern Ohio native Katie Nageotte was in attendance. Over 200 of the attendees were medalists, Nageotte included. 

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The 30-year-old from Olmsted Falls captured the gold medal in the pole vault during the Tokyo Olympics last fall. Nageotte achieved her gold medal dreams after clearing the bar at 4.9m mark in her Olympic debut.  

EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above is from Aug. 5, 2021, when friends and family gathered to watch Nageotte compete in the Tokyo Olympics. 

At the event held on Wednesday, the president and Jill Biden welcomed the Olympic and Paralympic teams from the Tokyo and Beijing Olympic Games. All of the Team USA athletes gathered on the South Lawn.

Also in attendance at the ceremony was Vice President Kamala Harris, whom Nageotte met and shared photos with on social media. 

I met the Vice President of the United States and totally, completely kept my cool 😅. #vpotus #teamusa #olympics

Posted by Katie Nageotte Pole Vault on Wednesday, May 4, 2022

After returning home from the 2021 Olympic Games, Nageotte told 3News’ Jim Donovan that she hopes to compete in the 2024 Olympics in Paris. 

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