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Wed., Aug. 1, 2012, 3:15 p.m.

Crapo, Risch honor Olympic gold medal cyclist Kristin Armstrong

Gold medalist Kristin Armstrong, of the United States, celebrates with her son, Lucas, after the women's individual time trial event at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London. (AP / Matt Rourke)
Gold medalist Kristin Armstrong, of the United States, celebrates with her son, Lucas, after the women's individual time trial event at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London. (AP / Matt Rourke)

Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch today honored Boise's Kristin Armstrong on her Olympic gold medal in the cycling time trial in London - her second straight gold in the event, after winning it in 2008 in Beijing - with a statement submitted into the congressional record; Armstrong is shown here celebrating her victory with son Lucas. "Kristin is truly a gifted athlete with immense abilities and talents," the senators said in the statement. "Her capacity to push forward beyond the challenges provides encouragement to all of us, and we congratulate her on this, and her many, extraordinary achievements." You can read the full statement here.




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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