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
Jamie Corkish (right) at 2012 Olympics
Personal information
Birth nameJamie Lynn Beyerle
Full nameJamie Lynn Corkish
Born (1984-05-26) May 26, 1984 (age 39)
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height5 ft 2 in (157 cm)
Weight119 lb (54 kg)
  • Mike Corkish (m. 2014)
CountryUnited States United States
SportSport shooting
Event(s)AR40, STR3X20
College teamAlaska Nanooks
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals2008, 2012
Highest world ranking1
Medal record
Women's shooting
Representing  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2012 London Women's 50 metre rifle three positions

She was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. At the 2008 Beijing 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 London Olympics, competing as Jamie Gray, she won the gold medal in Women's 50 metre 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 life Edit

She retired from professional shooting due to a back injury.[3] On November 8, 2014, Jamie married Mike Corkish of Kalispell, Montana. 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 14, 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, Idaho with Mike and their family.

References Edit

  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 links Edit

  Media related to Jamie Lynn Gray at Wikimedia Commons