Ellenton skaters to compete in 2014 Olympics

1:00 AM, Jan 13, 2014   |    comments
Ellenton figure skaters Nathan Bartholomay (R) and Felicia Zhang will represent Team USA at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.
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Ellenton, Florida -- It hasn't set in yet for two Ellenton skaters who say today their dreams turned into reality.

Last night, they won the silver medal at the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

The Olympic flag was waving proudly Sunday night at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex as two of its skaters found out they'll be representing Team USA in Sochi.

"We are completely on cloud nine. It's not set in yet, maybe in a couple of days. We are going to be Olympians. We are Olympians," says Nathan Bartholomay and Felicia Zhang.

The pair gave the performance of their life Saturday night, skating their way to a silver medal at the U.S. Championships, but as they talked with us in their hotel room, this may be the only time they get to relax.

The pair, who live and train in Ellenton, may have been underdogs going into the competition Saturday night, but now the two are heading across the world to the 2014 Olympics.

"Three weeks 'till we start," says Bartholomay.

As they get ready for the world stage, they have a message for anyone lacing up a skate with a dream of gold.

"You have good days and bay days, just don't give up," says Zhang.

Felicia and Nate hope to be back in Ellenton on Tuesday training, getting ready for a tough week ahead before they head to Sochi 2014.

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