Richmond’s Camryn Rogers, who placed fifth in women’s hammer throw at the Tokyo Olympics, took to a local Facebook group yesterday to give a massive shoutout to Richmondites for their support.
“I wanted to give a huge thank you to everyone who cheered me on and supported me while I was in Tokyo,” Rogers wrote in a post in the Community of Richmond Facebook group.
“It means so much to not only have represented our country but also the beautiful community we share here in our corner of B.C. I couldn’t be a more proud Canadian,” read the post.
Rogers also expressed her gratitude to people who woke up at 4 a.m. to watch the hammer throw final, to those who supported all the athletes as well as people who wanted to learn more about the hammer throw.
In the post, Rogers also said she appreciates the support from another Richmond athlete, Evan Dunfee, who captured a bronze medal in the men’s 50-kilometre racewalk.
“I appreciate you all and hope to see you around to express my gratitude in person,” read the post.
The post has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the community, with some commenting this is the best post they have ever read in Community of Richmond Facebook group.
Rogers will be back at school in September, and next year, she will be aiming for Worlds in Eugene, Ore., as well as the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.