FEW people could blame Kristi Harrower for walking off into the sunset and planning the next chapter of her life.
Harrower is arguably Bendigo’s greatest sporting product.
A world championship gold medal, three Olympic silver medals and an Olympic bronze medal – she has nothing left to prove to the basketball world.
But at age 37 she has put the sound of a bouncing basketball ahead of the pitter patter of little feet.
It would have been easy for Harrower to finish her career on the big stage in London after a stellar performance for the Opals in the bronze medal game.
That’s not her style.
Bendigo is where her heart is and that’s where she wants the curtain to fall on her brilliant career.
Bendigo, the Bendigo Spirit and basketball will benefit from her loyalty to her city and sport.
The four-time Olympian is the face of the Spirit and Harrower would dearly love to lead the club to their first Women’s National Basketball League championship.
Without her on-court influence the Spirit would struggle to be a competitive force.
Off the court, she has the status to attract national attention to Bendigo and the Spirit.
Harrower’s efforts shouldn’t be underestimated.
She’s given us plenty to cheer about in her superb career.
The least the Bendigo sporting public can do in return is celebrate Harrower’s career by giving her a fitting farewell with the Spirit this summer.
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