April 29, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 69 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
IN RECOGNITION OF VICTORIA MARTIN'S PERFORMANCE AT THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 69
(Extensions of Remarks - April 29, 2019)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E499] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] IN RECOGNITION OF VICTORIA MARTIN'S PERFORMANCE AT THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES ______ HON. ROBERT J. WITTMAN of virginia in the house of representatives Monday, April 29, 2019 Mr. WITTMAN. Madam Speaker, I rise today in recognition of Victoria ``Tori'' Martin and her accomplishment of earning one gold medal and two silver medals at the Special Olympics World Games. A 25-year-old woman from our local Woodbridge, VA represented the USA Team with honor at the Special Olympics World Games held in the United Arab Emirates this year. Through her hard work and dedication, Tori earned two silver medals in the 100m individual medley and the 200m freestyle, and a gold medal in the 100m breaststroke, with a winning time of 1:35:99. Tori began swimming at the age of two and has been reaching new goals ever since. Tori comes from a family of athletes and was raised to be a team player. She encourages her teammates even when it means finishing behind them. Tori trains five to six days a week and believes that everyone can create their own path and open new doors for themselves. Tori is an avid swimmer with unrelenting passion and ambition. Tori did an incredible job representing the United States in the Special Olympic World games and the U.S. is lucky to have her as a team member. We can all expect to see great things in the future from Tori. Madam Speaker, I ask you to join me in recognizing the accomplishments of Tori Martin at the Special Olympics World Games. ____________________