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Olympic Medalist Nia Ali Honored at Philly Block Party

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    Olympic Medalist Nia Ali Honored in Philadelphia

    Olympic track medalist Nia Ali was celebrated by friends, family and her neighbors in a special post-Rio block party in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood Saturday. NBC10's Aundrea Cline Thomas has more details from the celebration. (Published Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016)

    Olympic track medalist Nia Ali was celebrated by friends, family and her neighbors in a special post-Rio block party in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood Saturday.

    Dozens of fans and well-wishers took over the 6300 block of Sherman Street to celebrate Ali's silver medal win in the 100 meter hurdles last month.

    City and state politicians stopped by to bestow commendations on the 27-year-old who scored the 10th fastest time in U.S. history for the event.

    Ali used to race down the streets of Germantown before heading out west to attend college at the University of Southern California.

    "A dream of mine has always been to not just make the Olympics, but to be in a position where I could use my platform for something greater than me, something better than me and to have so many kids out here today...I'm happy to have been able to share this with you," Ali told the crowd.

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