Idaho's two-time Olympic gold medalist in cycling, Kristin Armstrong, is commended in House Concurrent Resolution 4, which was introduced Wednesday morning.
Armstrong wasn't present in the House State Affairs Committee, but told the Statesman in an email that she hopes to appear later in the process.
The resolution is sponsored by freshman Rep. Hy Kloc, D-Boise, who said Armstrong deserved recognition not only for her winning gold at the London Olympics last year, but for her volunteer work, including serving as a YMCA ambassador.
"She's a world-class athlete and has climbed to the top of her profession even in the face of adversity," Kloc said. "There are so many negative things going on the world, this seemed like a good time to do something positive."
Armstrong, a University of Idaho alum, was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in 2001, but thrived as a cyclist. Among her honors are Olympic gold in 2008 and 2012, World Time Trial championships in 2006 and 2009, two USA Cycling National Road Race championships and three National Time Trial wins. Armstrong is the only Boisean to win Olympic gold.
The resolution has nine "whereas clauses" and closes with the following resolution: "Now, therefore, be it resolved by the members of the First Regular Session of the Sixty-second Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and the Senate concurring therein, that we recognize and honor Kristin Armstrong for her Gold Medal winning performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, for her superior attitude, work ethic, focus and exemplary conduct and for the pride and inspiration she brings to Idaho and America."
Aptly, the committee put the resolution on a fast track, printing it and sending it to the full House for a vote.