MIDDLETOWN, OH (AP) – The Ohio hometown of a two-time Olympic medalist is throwing her a parade.
Kayla Harrison earned a judo gold medal on Thursday in the 172-pound weight class at the Rio Olympics, four years after earning gold at the London Olympics. She’s the first American to win consecutive judo medals.
The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports the Middletown City School District and the city will hold a parade in her honor on Sept. 9.
The city held a parade for Harrison in 2012 as well. Gold medalist and fellow Middletown native, Jerry Lucas, a member of the 1960 U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team, presented Harrison with a bouquet of flowers.
Harrison grew up in Middletown. She moved to Boston when she was 16.