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Radio Smart Talk for Monday, August 20:
A gold medal in the Olympic games is a crowning achievement for the athlete who wins it. All the hard work, sacrifice, and dedication that went into training finally seem justified. For many gold medalists, their moment of glory is crystalized when they are on the victory stand hearing their country’s national anthem being played. The gold medalist’s life is probably never the same. That athlete will forever be identified as an Olympic gold medalist. It will be their legacy.
The hometowns of gold medal winning athletes almost always celebrate the athlete’s accomplishments – mostly because of pride and also because not many places can claim Olympic gold medalists as their own. Sometimes there are parades or there may be a welcome sign informing visitors that the town or city is the home of a famous Olympic athlete.
Here in Central Pennsylvania, Lebanon is honoring its own gold medalist – Jamie Gray. Jamie won a gold medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London two weeks ago in the 50-meter, three position rifle shooting competition. It is believed she is the first gold medalist from Lebanon County.
Jamie Gray will appear on Monday’s Radio Smart Talk program to discuss her Olympic experience.
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