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Armstrong: Gold medals and a day of her own

Boise welcomes home gold medalist Kristin Armstrong

Three-time Olympic gold medal cyclist Kristin Armstrong was welcomed home by a crowd of about 100 people at the Boise Airport. She landed at about 1 p.m. Monday and met the supporters who were chanting “Armstrong” and “U.S.A.” Here are the excerp
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Three-time Olympic gold medal cyclist Kristin Armstrong was welcomed home by a crowd of about 100 people at the Boise Airport. She landed at about 1 p.m. Monday and met the supporters who were chanting “Armstrong” and “U.S.A.” Here are the excerp

The Ada County Board of Commissioners has declared that Aug. 28 is Kristin Armstrong Day in honor of Armstrong’s recent Olympic cycling win that added a third gold medal to her already impressive medal collection.

The commissioners will read a proclamation into the record on Aug. 23 at their regular meeting (9 a.m. at the Ada County Courthouse, 200 W. Front St. in Boise). This meeting is open to the public.

“We are so proud of Kristin Armstrong and wanted to recognize her for inspiring Ada County citizens and all of Idaho to believe it is possible to beat the odds,” said Chairman Jim Tibbs in a county press release.

Armstrong became the first female athlete to win gold in the same individual event in three Olympic summer games with her recent gold in Rio de Janeiro.

The designation of Aug. 28, 2016 as Kristin Armstrong Day will coincide with the City of Boise’s event, “Kristin’s Gold Games – A Community Celebration,” 1 to 4 p.m. in Boise’s Municipal Park. Attendees will be able to meet Armstrong and enjoy other festivities.

The county has invited Armstrong to the proclamation on Aug. 23. She has said that she will attend if her schedule allows.

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