Story by: Joey Novick
As the closing ceremonies were being televised Sunday evening at the Lone Eagle Brewery in Flemington, Kimi Goetz’ supporters gathered for the final time to pay tribute to the speed skater. Kimi herself was already on her way to Norway for the World Sprint Speed Skating Championships. In the Womens’ 500 meters, Kimi skated a 38.25 time for 18th place in her Olympic debut.
In the 1000 meters, she finished 7th with a time of 1:15.40. To put that time in perspective, the Gold medal winner (Miho Tahagi of Japan) was just a tad more than two seconds faster than Kimi.
She and her medal winning teammates did America proud. Kimi did Flemington proud! We wish her luck, and look forward to a parade in honor when she returns to Flemington in the future.
A very special thumbs up to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Goetz for a great job raising Kimi!