Folks in Canton, Michigan - just outside of Detroit - are proud of their hometown Olympian, Allison Schmitt. At age 17, Schmitt finished second in the Olympic swimming trials for her event (the 200-meter freestyle). Now she is on her way to the Beijing Olympics.
Allison Schmitt's former coach, Ed Weber, says Schmitt's teammates are "very proud to have someone from... Canton to represent them in Beijing for the Olympics."
Can Schmitt win a medal in Beijing? Coach Weber believes she can. We will all know in a couple weeks.