ELYRIA, Ohio - Elyria residents were filled with pride Friday night after Tianna Madison won an Olympic gold medal.
"It gives us so much pride," Sally Ruth said. "We need that here."
Madison is a 2003 graduate of Elyria High School. Her 4X100 meter relay team finished with a time of 40.82, more than a half-second better than the 27 year record.
"I think it sends the message to our kids that you really can do anything if you put your mind to it," Mayor Holly Brinda said.
Brinda said she's known Madison since she ran track with her daughter in high school. She said she's not only a great athlete but a wonderful person.
"We can't wait to see her in person," she said, "and certainly we will recognize her and celebrate her as soon as we can get her back home."
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