Olympic Gold Medalist Claire Donahue at Smokies ParkAugust 22, 2012 - Southern League (SL) Tennessee Smokies
"The Smokies and our fans are fortunate for this opportunity to recognize Claire Donahue and, by extension, all of our Olympic athletes, for the talent and years of work that led to the fabulous showing in London earlier this month", stated Smokies President Doug Kirchhofer.
Donahue, a Lenoir City, Tenn. resident, was a member of the 2012 USA Women's Swimming Team in the London Olympics earlier this month. She competed in two events in the 2012 summer games; the 100-meter butterfly, where she finished seventh and she earned a gold medal for swimming in the preliminary heats of the 4x100-meter medley relay.
Donahue now has two gold medals in the 4x100 medley relay, as she claimed a gold medal in the event at the 2011 Pan American Game in Quadalajara, Mexico.
A 2007 graduate from Lenoir City High School, Donahue was a four-year letter winner and two-time All-American before attending Western Kentucky University, where she set school records in the 100 and 200-meter butterfly events.
The Smokies will begin a five-game series with the BayBears for the final home series of the 2012 regular season. For tickets and more information, visit www.smokiesbaseball.com or call (865) 286-2300.
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