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Olympic gold medalist Helen Maroulis is golden in Aberdeen

Olympic gold medalist Helen Maroulis is golden in Aberdeen

Less than a month ago, Helen Maroulis, a 24-year old native of Rockville, was winning an Olympic gold medal in women's wrestling in Rio.

On Thursday night, Maroulis was throwing out a first pitch at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium prior to the Aberdeen IronBirds-Brooklyn Cyclones New York-Penn League baseball game.

"It felt incredible, but you know what, I'm more happy about the lessons I got beforehand," Maroulis said. "No one saw that, but Cal is awesome, so I don't know if I would have gotten that to home plate without him."

Having warmed up in the bullpen a little, Maroulis and Cal Ripken Jr., the catcher, warmed up with just a few more throws...

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