WHITEHALL, N.Y. (NEWS10) – An area village abuzz because the Winter Olympics will get underway in South Korea, as one in every of their very own is hoping to slip his solution to a gold medal and convey it residence to Washington County.
Codie Bascue is a family identify in Washington County and now its heard around the world and because the Olympics kick off, his hometown of Whitehall is beaming with delight.
“Right here he’s on the opposite aspect of the world representing for our little city of Whitehall,” stated Cheryl Putorti, proprietor of Putorti Broadway Market.
However this little city has huge delight, the morning after the opening ceremonies; one native informed NEWS10 ABC what it was like to only catch a glimpse of Codie on the tv Friday night time.
“Chills proper by means of everyone. Half the individuals have been crying. I used to be crying as a result of I’ve recognized him since he was a child,” stated Matt Dickinson, retired chief of police.
However not everybody on the town does know Codie, in reality a few of his largest supporters have by no means even met him, however they nonetheless really feel related hundreds of miles away.
“You are feeling such as you already know him simply being on the town,” a employee on the market stated.
“Everyone whether or not they actually know Codie or not, they’re simply full of satisfaction that he’s from Whitehall,” Putorti stated.
With the bobsled competitors in Pyeongchang only one week away, everybody in Washington County has a message for his or her hometown hero.
“We want him a whole lot of good luck from the individuals of Whitehall,” stated Invoice VanGuilver.
“Nice job. We all know you’re going to medal. Good luck,” Dickinson stated.
“We’re wishing you the easiest luck. We might like to see you come residence with a medal however even should you don’t, we’re simply so overjoyed that you simply’ve come to this stage to characterize our little city of Whitehall,” Putorti stated.
His coaching begins Thursday February 15th and he begins competitors on February 18th. It’s protected to say bobsledding is Whitehall’s new favourite occasion.