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Woodbine's Kyle Snyder, Bethesda's Katie Ledecky win U.S. Olympic Athlete of the Year awards

Woodbine's Kyle Snyder, Bethesda's Katie Ledecky win U.S. Olympic Athlete of the Year awards

It was a good year to be an Olympic athlete from Maryland.

The U.S. Olympic Committee named Woodbine’s Kyle Snyder and Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky the Male Olympic Athlete of the Year and Female Olympic Athlete of the Year, respectively, at Wednesday’s Team USA Awards, while Clarksville’s Tatyana McFadden (Atholton) was honored as Female Paralympic Athlete of the Year.

Snyder, a senior at Ohio State, defeated Olympic and two-time world champion Abdulrashid Sadulaev of Russia to win the 97-kg gold medal and help the U.S....

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