Olympian Sabasteanski Gives Back

6:50 PM, Aug 6, 2012   |    comments
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BRIDGTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- As a two-time Olympian who was among those who carried the World Trade Center flag at the Salt Lake City Olympics, Kristina Sabasteanski has a unique perspective of this year's games.

Sabasteanski carries the Olympic spirit with her as she goes about her daily life as an occupational therapist. She also runs the Veteran's Adaptive Sports Program at Pineland in New Gloucester, Maine.  This program encourages veterans to join in a rehabilitation program that emphasizes athletics.

Sabasteanski does not know why she was chosen to carry the flag.  She surmises that it may have been because she was in the U. S. Army.

After narrowly missing the 1994 Olympic team, Sabasteanki joined the Army's World Class Athlete Program.  The additional support enable her to make the U. S. Biathlon team and compete in Nagano and Salt Lake.

Although she did not win a medal, she carries the Olympic spirit with her to enrich the lives of those with whom she comes in contact. 


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