High Point's Heather Richardson Places 6th In 500M

10:22 PM, Feb 16, 2010   |    comments
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Vancouver--High Point Native Heather Richardson took the ice Tuesday night for the 500M Speed Skating Finals in the 2010 Olympics.

Richardson, 20, finished 6th overall with a two race time of 77.17 seconds. Her second race was over two tenths faster than the first.

VIDEO: Watch Heather's two races

Richardson will skate in the 1000M on Thursday and in the 1500M on Sunday.

This is the first Olympic Games for Richardson.

WFMY News 2's Tracey McCain spoke with her dad about what it is like to have a daughter at the Olympics and the sacrifices they have to make.

Both her parents work to jobs to keep her Olympic goals alive. Her dad says it's a small price to pay when your daughter is living her dream.

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