2002 winner of American Legion Junior Shooting Sports championship breaks Olympic record in London.
Jamie Beyerle (Corkish), who shot her way to the 2002 American Legion Junior 3-Position Air Rifle National Championship, takes the Olympic gold medal in the women’s 50-meter rifle three-position shooting competition at the London Games. She barely missed a medal four years earlier, finishing fourth in Beijing. In London, however, she breaks an Olympic record for accuracy with 691.9 points, including a 99.9 in the final round.
The University of Alaska-Fairbanks graduate competed in American Legion Junior Shooting Sports in her native hometown of Lebanon, Pa. In 2013, having retired from competitive shooting after a back injury and now coaching, she is selected to serve on The American Legion’s 100th Anniversary Honorary Committee.