Douglas welcomes Olympic medalist home

Krysta Palmer returned home on Tuesday.

Krysta Palmer returned home on Tuesday.
Photo by Carter Eckl.


Olympic medalist and Jacks Valley native Krysta Palmer will be the star of a homecoming celebration at the Carson Valley Swim Center in Minden today.

The 29-year-old Douglas High School and University of Nevada, Reno, graduate claimed the bronze medal in the 3-meter springboard at the Tokyo Olympics.

“The employees of the Carson Valley Swim Center, where it all began, and its community are so incredibly proud of Krysta's accomplishments over the nine years that led up to bringing home the Bronze medal from the Tokyo Olympics,” Carson Valley Swim Center Director Shannon Harris said. “She is a true inspiration and incredible role model to all ages.”

Sunday’s celebration will be 4-6 p.m. at the center, located at 1600 Highway 88 in Minden.

Replays of Palmer’s historic performances will be played. Refreshments will be served. Masks are required to participate in this event.
Palmer was raised in Jacks Valley and graduated from Douglas High in 2010 and later from University of Nevada, Reno in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology.


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