MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — The first American to win an Olympic gold medal in judo will get a big welcome back to her Ohio hometown of Middletown.

Twenty-two-year-old Kayla Harrison will ride in a motorcade through the southwest Ohio city's downtown on Tuesday. It will include a police escort, fire truck and marching band. The mayor and other officials will speak in an evening ceremony, with Harrison also making remarks. Skydivers will carry a big U.S. flag to the event.

The Middletown Journal reports (http://bit.ly/No6yzy ) that Harrison's mother says the Olympian has heard from "a gazillion" of her fellow Middletown High School "Middies."

Harrison attended Middletown schools through 10th grade before moving to Boston for a judo training program there. Her parents and grandparents live in Middletown.