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Fans welcome home Marissa Castelli

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Sports fans gathered Monday night in Providence to welcome home Olympic figure skater Marissa Castelli of Cranston, who won a bronze medal at the winter games.

Castelli returned to the United States from Sochi on Monday. She was immediately taken from Logan International Airport to Providence College for a rally in her honor.

NBC 10 hosted the "Olympic Homecoming" at Schneider Arena.  The program will air at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"It's been kind of a surreal experience. I'm still letting everything sink in," Castelli said.

Castelli was presented with a citation from Gov. Lincoln Chafee, congratulating her success. Cranston Mayor Allan Fung gave her a commemorative key to the city.

"We're looking forward to many great things from you," Fung said. "Your hometown of Cranston and your state of Rhode Island will always be here and will always welcome you home."

The program also included a figure skating routine by some of Castelli's students.

Castelli and her skating partner, Simon Shnapir, helped the United States win bronze in the new team figure skating event at the Olympics. They finished in ninth place in the pairs competition.

Castelli said she will resume training on Tuesday. She will be competing at the world championships in Japan next month.

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