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CofC sailor goes for gold at Rio Olympics

(Source: College of Charleston) (Source: College of Charleston)
RIO DE JANEIRO (WCSC) -

A rising sophomore at the College of Charleston isn't preparing to move in this weekend.

Instead, Paris Henken is in Rio racing for a medal. 

She and sailing her partner Helena Scutt are going for gold in Thursday's medal round of the Women’s 49er FX Class after finishing at ninth place in a preliminary round. 

Competing in her first Olympic Games, Henken is also the first female Olympian in CofC history. 

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