With family by her side, Kukors wins
OMAHA, Neb. -- As she lay in bed and tried to fall asleep the night before the biggest race of her life, Ariana Kukors needed a hand.
She knew this could be the end. She knew that if her hand didn't touch the wall first or second in Thursday night's 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. Olympic trials, she was going to retire. If things didn't go the way she had hoped, that was the plan. She had a degree in business, a bunch of contacts in the field and a red-eye back to Seattle ...
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