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Tue August 14, 2012
Duke Olympians Return With Medals
A crowd gathered at Raleigh-Durham International Airport last night to greet members of the Duke University family returning with medals from the London Olympics.
Leoneda Inge: Duke University is celebrating a bronze, a silver, and a gold medal from the Olympics. Abby Johnston showed off her silver medal in synchronized diving. She says the experience was better than she could have ever imagined.
Abby Johnston: You know as a little kid, you think, you watch the Olympics and you think, I’m going to go there one day. And I’m going to have this fairy tale performance. And then I actually executed that and it was just un-believable.
Nick McCrory won a bronze medal in synchronized diving – but isn’t committing just yet to Rio in 2016.
Nick McCrory: I’m still, still on cloud nine, but definitely. I have a lot of high goals for the future, and we’ll see where everything goes.
And Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski brought home a second gold medal – leading Team U-S-A. “Coach K” says the experience was great – but this would be his last year coaching an Olympic men’s basketball team.