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CPR Olympics

Updated: Thursday, April 18 2013, 10:23 PM EDT

An Olympic silver medalist from Asheville was on hand for a different type of Olympics Thursday.


Silver medalist Lauren Tamayo was on hand to encourage local high schoolers competing in the CPR Olympics at UNC Asheville. The students did a relay with different parts of the defibrillator, created skits on how to teach CPR, as well as other events. It was only fitting that the Olympic cyclist then presented the awards to the teams.


Tomayo says it's never to late to learn the life-saving skill.


"You never know what type of situation you might be in, someone might be in need of CPR and if you're right there and already know it, it doesn't matter if you're 15 years old or if you're 30 years old you're going to hopefully help save a life," said Tomayo.


Five high schools and one middle school participated. Erwin High took home the gold.

CPR Olympics


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