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Taylor Ritzel helped the American team win a gold medal in rowing. Her grandfather, Red Miller, led the Denver Broncos to their first Super Bowl appearance and passed on that "culture of winning," as Hickenlooper said to Taylor. "I was always told I got my sports genes from my dad's side," Ritzel joked.
Hailing from Fort Collins, Georgia Gould won a bronze medal in mountain biking. "I can't think of a better place on earth [to train]," she said. "I hope the bronze medal will inspire you to get out and ride a bike in beautiful Colorado."
Page down to see and read more about Missy Franklin's Olympic-sized welcome home ceremony.