It was an introduction even Townsend – Chittenden District 7-4 State representative – wasn’t expecting to hear. But sure enough, it’s how she was presented to judges, the audience and her fellow competitors at the International Adult Figure Skating Competition in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Oct. 17.
"“I confess that it got my attention being introduced as representing the United States as opposed to representing my club, which is what I am used to hearing,” Townsend said. But represent the U.S. she did, as skaters from around the globe filled the Olympic-size rink. In her own category, Adult Ladies Bronze V division – V designating competitors born in 1951 or earlier – Townsend skated against three other Americans and a Canadian to earn the gold."
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