Lebanon County native Jamie Gray returns home after capturing gold

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 13, 2012 4:23 PM

(Harrisburg) -- The Beijing Olympics left a bittersweet taste in Jamie Gray's mouth. Now, all she's got is the sweet taste of gold.

The Lebanon County native has returned to central Pennsylvania. After landing at Harrisburg International Airport, she was greeted by friends and family and even random strangers wanting to shake her hand.

Gray says her win in the women's 50-meter rifle 3-position is only just now setting in, almost two weeks after it happened. She missed out on a bronze in 2008 but came back with an Olympic record performance in London.

The 2002 Cedar Crest graduate began competition shooting at age 8 in a competitive family.

A celebration of Gray's win is scheduled for tomorrow in Lebanon. After that she'll return to Alabama, where she's the assistant shooting coach at Columbus State University.

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