Day Job: Ice Cream Shop Staff
Growing up near the sea on Long Island’s South Shore, Debbie Capozzi’s parents sent her to sailing and swimming lessons as a child. “I was never a good swimmer so I wound up sailing a lot,” she told USA Today. Now part of the U.S. women’s sailing team, she spends the rest of her time working at her family’s Long Island ice cream shop, Tina’s Italian Ices, named after her younger sister Christina. Capozzi was heavily involved in the running of the shop when it first opened four years ago, but gradually had to reduce her commitments as the Olympics drew nearer.
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