Elana Meyers Taylor was given a welcome home that was appropriate for an Olympic medalist.

The three-time Olympian was back in Douglasville after winning the silver medal in last month's Winter Games in South Korea.

All the local dignitaries were at the Arbor Place Mall to bestow gifts on one of their own, and the most decorated Olympic bobsledder in U.S. history.

From casual fans to Gov. Nathan Deal, Douglasville and the state showed its appreciation.

"This is a real big deal for this town to have an Olympian like Elana Meyers Taylor," Deal said in a press conference and gathering of elected officials. "She has done a good job of representing her country, state and hometown on the national stage."

Following the press conference was a brief ceremony in the mall's food court where local elected officials presented Meyers Taylor with a proclamation from Douglasville mayor Rochelle Robinson and a jewelry box to store her Olympic medals.

"It is absolutely awesome seeing this reception," Meyers Taylor said. "This means the world to me. I know that I have support and encouragement from here."

Taylor attended Arbor Station Elementary, Chestnut Log Middle and Lithia Springs High before attending George Washington University on a softball scholarship.

After graduating, she switched to the bobsled event where she has experienced unprecedented success. In three Olympic appearances, Meyers Taylor has won two silver medals and a bronze medal.

She told the crowd that she has no intentions of slowing down with the 2022 Winter Olympics being hosted by Beijing, China.

"I feel that I can compete another four more years," Meyers Taylor said.

For now, she is resting while recuperating from an Achilles injury while making public appearances.

"I'm going to enjoy a little down time," she said.

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