July 8, 2012
The first Gold Medal for the 2012 London Olympics went to Martin Linson of St. Charles, a nephew of Barbara "Bobbi" Linson Wilson of Fulton. Linson's bronze sculpture won the 2012 gold medal for art at the London Olympics. It depicts an athlete in a wheelchair winning Paralympian competition at the Olympic Games.
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Sculpture wins gold in art contest
Missourian Martin Linson’s bronze sculpture showing an athlete in a wheelchair crossing the finish line won the gold medal during the 2012 London Olympic Sport and Art Contest.