Celebration For Dover, NH Olympian Goes Viral, Event Moved
An event planned for Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Jessica Parratto has gone viral and will have to be moved to another location in her native city of Dover, NH so everyone who wants the opportunity to see her gets the chance to.
Instead of holding the event on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. as originally planned, Parratto will be honored at the Rotary Arts Pavilion at Henry Law Park.
Mayor Robert Carrier said on Monday morning that that area of the park holds hundreds of people. He explained the reason for the move.
"It's got to be moved from what I gather. It's gone viral. A lot of people are going to go so City Hall steps would not accommodate them," Carrier said.
Parratto is originally from Dover and moved to Indianapolis in 2009 due to limited training facilities for divers, according to her Team USA bio.
Parratto and diving partner Delaney Schnell made history at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo as they earned the silver medal in the women’s 10-meter platform synchronized diving competition.
The 27-year-old athlete also participated in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she placed seventh in the same event and 10th in the individual 10-meter platform diving competition, according to a press release from Dover officials.
Contact Managing News Editor Kimberley Haas at Kimberley.Haas@townsquaremedia.com.
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