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Duke Olympians Return With Medals

 Duke Olympians Abby Johnston and Nick McCrory
Leoneda Inge
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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.

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