Updated 08/27/2012 10:15 PM
Gold Medalist Jenn Suhr Welcomed Back Home
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London Olympic gold medalist Jenn Suhr returns to Rochester after finishing her track season on top.
The Fredonia native and two-time olympic medalist received a warm welcome from friends and family at the Greater Rochester International Airport.
Members of the Stuczynski family says it was an emotional moment they've waited weeks for.
"Other than interviews on the internet, this is the first time we're going to see her," said Sue Stuczynski, Suhr's Mother.
With the rest of the world, they watched their daughter Jenn Suhr soar her way to gold in the women's pole vault.
"We're just ecstatic. It's not a boastful kind of pride. It's just something that you see your children work as hard as she has, as Jenn has, and to see her come through victorious is just a sense of pride and accomplishment," said Mark Stuczynski, Suhr's Father.
Now they get to celebrate that accomplishment as a family.
"I got to see her there a few times and but seeing her come home and being greeted by her family and friends and all the people that supported her, it'll be great," said Matt Stuczynski, Suhr's Brother.
Suhr and her husband Rick, also her coach, were greeted by dozens of family, friends and fans.
"It's overwhelming, you know, it's very prideful," said Jenn Suhr, Olympic Gold Medalist.
Suhr says her gold medal is something she wants to share with everyone. For her, it symbolizes how hard work pays off.
"I went to Roberts Wesleyan for basketball so then when I started pole vaulting, Rick told me I could be good at it and to come this far and to compete against athletes that have done it their whole life, and some of them have been on world championship teams for gymnastics and I've never done anything like that. To be able to come out and pole vault and make it onto the world stage and get a gold is something you don't hear of," said Suhr.
Suhr says she's already got her sight set on the next summer games in Rio. But for now, she plans to relax at her Churchville home.
"Next, like they like to say in England, a holiday. Not a vacation; it's going to be a holiday. I'm going to rest and recover and enjoy this and share it with my family and friends and the experience," said Suhr.