Several members of the military made their way to London for the Summer Olympics, and so did some of their family members. However, not all can say they returned home with a medal. Jamie Gray, the wife of Staff Sgt. Hank Gray, can – she recently came home with the gold, The Associated Press reports.
Gray, competing in her third Olympics, won gold in the women's 50-meter three-position rifle in impressive fashion. She finished with a total score of 691.9, an Olympics record, and her final round score of 10.8 was just 0.1 points shy of perfect. Her performance was so dominating she bested the silver medalist by 4.4 points.
Gray's win comes after a pair of disappointments in both Beijing and Athens where she fell just short of winning a bronze medal each time. She's long been trying to move on after the close calls, and winning a gold will certainly help.
"I did a great job of going, 'OK, it's over, it doesn't matter and move on to the next one.'" she told the AP. "And that's exactly what I did. And it was a great shot – couldn't ask for anything better."
Gray wasn't the only one with military ties to win in London. Sgt. Vincent Hancock won the skeet shooting gold for the second consecutive Summer Games, according to The Huffington Post.