gold medal http://michiganradio.org en Olympic gold medalist Allison Schmitt happy to be home in Canton http://michiganradio.org/post/olympic-gold-medalist-allison-schmitt-happy-be-home-canton <p>With the London games behind us, cities across the country are welcoming back their hometown Olympians. This week, Canton, Michigan welcomed home swimmer Allison Schmitt.</p><p>At 22,<a href="http://www.london2012.com/athlete/schmitt-allison-1133648/"> Schmitt </a>won three gold medals, one silver medal, and one bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. &nbsp;She won gold in the women&#39;s 200m freestyle with an Olympic record time.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 20:34:41 +0000 Mercedes Mejia & Jennifer White 8689 at http://michiganradio.org Olympic gold medalist Allison Schmitt happy to be home in Canton Flint's favorite daughter: Claressa Shields takes gold http://michiganradio.org/post/flints-favorite-daughter-claressa-shields-takes-gold <p></p><p>Seventeen-year-old Claressa Shields has won the first US women&rsquo;s gold medal in boxing.</p><p>And her hometown of Flint is celebrating. Residents came together to watch Claressa&rsquo;s triumph in a standing-room-only bar downtown. Everyone was there, from the mayor, to families with babies strapped into high chairs.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 23:09:49 +0000 Kate Wells 8622 at http://michiganradio.org Flint's favorite daughter: Claressa Shields takes gold