Virginia Amateur Sports (VAS) announced major news yesterday for the 2021 Virginia Commonwealth Games. A special guest and past participant will be returning.
"We are pleased and excited to announce the return of our special guest, Olympic Gold Medalist for 2021 is – Francena McCorory," an announcement issued by the Commonwealth Games reads.
McCorory is a Virginia native and past participant of the Virginia Commonwealth Games. A graduate of Bethel High School and Hampton University, she represents Team USA in Track & Field. McCorory earned gold medals in 2012 and 2016 for while competing in the Women’s 4x400m relay. She also set the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field 400m record in 2010. Francena was a torch bearer for the 2020 Opening Ceremonies, but is returning home this year.