Maxine McCormick is now the youngest gold medal winner in the history of world sporting events.
A young girl from San Francisco has become the youngest gold medal winner in the history of world sporting events. Maxine McCormick, 12, won the medal in this year’s World Championships of Fly Casting. She actually tied her own coach, Chris Korich, in the event, with both earning top honors.
“I got shivers,” Korich told the San Francisco Gate. “The ‘Coach and The Kid’ are now double gold medalists. Now we can all breathe. If I don’t get some sleep, I’ll need to go to the hospital for an IV.”
The championship took place Friday in Estonia. More than 65 athletes from 15 countries met to determine who the best fly-caster in the world is, with young McCormick winning the “fly-casting trout accuracy” event. She cast to small rings floating in a pool, trying to be as exact as possible.