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City to honor bronze medalist DeLoach

September 5, 2012

Fans of all ages are invited to welcome home Olympic bronze medalist Janay DeLoach at 6 p.m. today during a ceremony at Old Town Square in Fort Collins.

Janay DeLoach was all smiles after winning the bronze medal in the long jump at the London Games.DeLoach, a former three-time track and field All-American at CSU, finished third in the long jump at the London Games, becoming the first female in CSU’s history to win an Olympic medal in track and field. She has spent the past several weeks in Europe and returned this week to get married to former CSU teammate Patrick Soukup.

Two medalists honored

DeLoach and Fort Collins resident Georgia Gould, who won a bronze medal in mountain biking, will be honored with a proclamation from the City of Fort Collins. Gould, who is competing in the World Championships in Austria, will not attend.

CSU assistant coach Tim Cawley, who serves as DeLoach’s personal coach, will be a featured speaker. DeLoach will greet community members and sign autographs.

Kids can jump, too

Kids will be invited to participate in a “Can You Jump as Far as Janay” event. Novelty medals will be given to each participant.