(WKTV) - A native of Rome has been selected for a one-year residency at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., by USA Shooting and the U.S. Paralympics.
Tammy Delano is a prospect for the 2016 Paralympic Shooting Team, which will compete in Rio de Janerio.
Delano is a member of Sitrin's STARS, and during her residency she'll receive training and access to a personal coach, nutritionist and innovative equipment. She is expected to begin her residency in March.
"Tammy is a hard-working talented athlete, and this experience will not only dramatically improve her skill, but will put her on the path to represent the United States at the highest level of sport," said Marc DePerno, director of Sitrin's STARS program.
The Olympic Shooting Center is the largest indoor shooting facility in the Western Hemisphere and the third largest in the world.
"This is a great opportunity and one step closer in my journey to the Paralympics, "said Delano. "I'm looking forward to training full time and focusing totally on shoooting."
While many STARS athletes have traveled down the path to the Paralympics, Delano's residency is the first time a STARS athlete has received the honor.