ST. LOUIS, MO (KSDK) - We've been focused so much on gymnastics and swimming, but do you know the first gold medal awarded by the IOC for London 2012? A local art instructor claimed that honor.
Martin Linson teaches art at Lindenwood University and the St. Louis Art Institute.
Linson's bronze sculpture, which he titled "Omnipotent Triumph," was selected in the sculpture category from entries from 62 nations by an International Olympic Committee jury with judges from five continents. It features an Olympian crossing the finish line in his wheelchair with his arms uplifted in a triumphant victory pose.
Linson talks with Kay Quinn about his experience winning the gold medal and his work overall.