FREMONT, Calif. (KGO) -- One of Fremont's best known residents says the city takes the gold in her book with its family atmosphere and access to all.
We spoke one-on-one with Olympic gold medalist and Fremont native Kristi Yamaguchi.
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Yamaguchi said she is "very proud of being a Fremont native!"
She describes Fremont as a good place for kids to grow up and has a lot of access for families when it comes to activities they can do together.
"Well I see Fremont as building a better Bay Area by continuing to have great access to activities for the families. Sporting activities and organizations that can support all of the thing as kids want to do."
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Yamaguchi's foundation, the Always Dream foundation, also built an all abilities play park in the city and says Fremont officials offered a great location that allows for all to enjoy their park.
Listen to ABC7 News Anchor Kristen Sze's full interview with Yamaguchi in the video player above.
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