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Silver medalist Hannah Roberts returns home, throws out first pitch at SB Cubs

Published: Sep. 6, 2021 at 12:43 AM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Buchanan native and freshly minted Olympic Silver Medalist Hannah Roberts was back home this week.

When she returned home from Tokyo, Roberts initially spent some time in North Carolina as she worked her way back from a foot injury.

Now Roberts has returned back to Michiana and is thrilled to be back home.

“Being home is awesome,” Roberts said. “I get to spend time with my family of course. It’s been the first time I’ve been home in quite a few months actually just with training and everything. So just enjoying time and hanging out with the friends and here throwing out the first pitch is pretty cool.”

Roberts threw out the first pitch at the final home game for the South Bend Cubs Sunday night.

“To be here throwing out the first pitch, like South Bend, Buchanan, Michiana in general, they’ve had my back since day one since I was really young,” Roberts said. " I started here. I started riding here. This is where my career really took off. So, throwing out the first pitch here in front of everybody is pretty cool.”

Roberts will be home for a couple of more days.

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