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Auburn honors Olympian Kukors

Mayor Pete Lewis and City Council members honored Olympian Ariana Kukors at a reception Monday. - Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter
Mayor Pete Lewis and City Council members honored Olympian Ariana Kukors at a reception Monday.
— image credit: Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter

Auburn welcomed home Olympian Ariana Kukors with a special ceremony Monday.

The City of Auburn hosted a reception on the steps of City Hall. Later, City leaders presented Kukors with Auburn's Hometown Hero Award.

Kukors, a 2007 Auburn Mountainview graduate and Pac-10 champion at the University of Washington, finished fifth in the 200-meter individual medley final at the London Games on Kuly 31.

Kukors, competing in her first Olympics, touched the wall in 2 minutes, 9.83 seconds.

She is the the world record holder in the IM.

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