September-October 2012 | Photos

Bethesda Celebrates Hometown Olympians

Community honors three Olympic athletes at Bethesda Metro Center

Crowds swarmed Bethesda Metro Center to celebrate the accomplishments of three Olympians who call Bethesda home. 

Katie Ledecky, a rising sophomore at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, won the gold medal in the 800m freestyle swim race.

Scott Parsons, a three-time Olympian, competed as a slalom kayaker.

Julie Zetlin, a former student at Walt Whitman High School, made it to her first Olympic games as a rhythmic gymnast. 

Fans were able to meet the athletes, take photos and get autographs on a Bethesda Magazine commemorative cover. 

Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner and other community leaders were on hand to honor the local athletes.

The event was organized by the Greater Bethesda Chevy Chase Camber of Commerce, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services and Brookfield Properties.