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Jamie Lynn Corkish (formerly Gray, née Beyerle,[1] born May 26, 1984) is an American sport shooter who won a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Jamie Lynn Corkish
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Jamie Corkish (right) at 2012 Olympics
Personal information
Birth nameJamie Lynn Beyerle
Full nameJamie Lynn Corkish
NationalityAmerican
Born (1984-05-26) May 26, 1984 (age 35)
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, U.S.
ResidenceMeridian, ID, U.S.
Height5 ft 2 in (157 cm)
Weight119 lb (54 kg)
Spouse(s)
  • Mike Corkish (m. 2014)
Sport
CountryUnited States United States
SportSports shooting
Event(s)AR40, STR3X20
College teamUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals2008,2012
Highest world ranking1

She was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. At the Beijing 2008 Olympics, competing as Jamie Beyerle, she placed 4th in Women's 10 metre air rifle and 5th in Women's 50 metre rifle three positions. She placed 2nd at the 2008 ISSF World Cup in Milan. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, competing as Jamie Gray, she won the gold medal in women's 50 meter rifle three positions. She set Olympic records with 592 points in the qualification round and 691.9 total points including the final.[2]

Corkish got her start in shooting when she began with a BB gun program at the age of eight. She is a graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and shot for its rifle team.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

She retired from professional shooting due to a back injury.[3] On November 8, 2014, Jamie married Mike Corkish of Kalispell, MT. She has two step-children, Morgan and Michael Corkish. Mike and Jamie added to their family when she gave birth to Tristan Corkish on July 14th, 2016. Since her retirement Jamie continues to stay close to the shooting sports through individual coaching, volunteering and speaking engagements. She now makes her home in Meridian, ID with Mike and their family.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "NBC Olympics profile for Jamie (Beyerle) Gray". Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  2. ^ Metcalfe, Jeff (August 4, 2012). "Phoenix's Georganne Moline qualifies for London Olympics". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 4, 2012.
  3. ^ "Injury Forces Olympic Gold Medalist Jamie (Beyerle) Gray to Retire | USA Shooting". www.usashooting.org. Retrieved 2015-08-11.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Jamie Lynn Gray at Wikimedia Commons