Posted: Aug 20, 2012 5:18 PM by Andrew Masuda
Updated: Aug 20, 2012 9:23 PM
London Olympic gold medalist Kami Craig returned home to the Central Coast on Monday with hardware in hand and an historic story to share.
The 25 year old visited the pool at her alma mater, Santa Barbara High, and she brought along her historic gold medal. The long-time Santa Ynez resident scored six goals in London to help the U.S. women's water polo team win its first-ever Olympic gold medal.
Kami was also part of the 2008 team that won a silver medal.
Craig says she is still riding the high associated with achieving her gold medal dream that started when she was 7 years old. "Just the journey has been phenomenal and this is kind of where it all started. This is where one of my first stepping stones were so to be able to come back and share the medal with the community and with the high school and with family and friends, who have all been supporting me since day one is an amazing feeling. I'm just really proud to come back and be able to share," said Craig.
Kami plans to play professionally overseas next year. She hopes to represent the U.S. next summer at the World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
Craig also has not ruled out a run at making Team USA for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
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