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Olympian Wells back at James River High

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MIDLOTHIAN, VA (WWBT) -

Kellie Wells saved her best, for when it meant the most.  The Midlothian native ran her personal best in the finals of the 100 meter hurdles at the London Olympics, and it won her a bronze medal.

She brought that medal back to her alma mater, James River High School, on Thursday.  Students lined up to get pictures, have autographs signed, or just listen to Wells speak.

Wells has been touring around the world since the Olympic games, speaking about dreaming big, working hard, and recovering from child abuse.

But Thursday she gave much of the credit for her success to her home town.  Wells says the emails, texts and letters she received from fans helped motivate her in London - because she didn't want to let everyone down.

It's almost time for her to get back to work. Wells willl head back to Florida to train for the track and field championships.  The 30 year old added that she is definitely making a run for the Rio Olympics in 2016.

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