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Olympic Gold Medalist Tessa Gobbo Honored at N.H. State House

Gobbo signs autographs

New Hampshire’s lone Olympic gold-medalist, rower Tessa Gobbo was honored at the statehouse today.

About 100 first and second graders crowded into the Executive Council chambers at the State House to witness Governor Maggie Hassan honor Olympic gold-medalist and Chesterfield native Tessa Gobbo.

“Today I am proclaiming that September 9th, 2016 is Tessa Gobbo day in New Hampshire," said Hassan, "is that exciting?”

The children exclaimed, “yes!”

Gobbo who won her medal as a member of the women’s coxed eight rowing team.

“I think it’s just important to remember, even if you don’t want to become a rower, you can shoot for the stars and try really big things," said Gobbo. "And as long as you work really hard you’re at least going to get close to your goal and do incredible things.”

Gobbo then signed autographs as the school children passed around her gold medal.

Jason Moon is a senior reporter and producer on the Document team. He has created longform narrative podcast series on topics ranging from unsolved murders, to presidential elections, to secret lists of police officers.

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