Figure skating legend Janet Lynn returns home

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Homecoming for a hometown legend. Olympic medalist Janet Lynn returns to Rockford with a message for young figure skaters.

Lynn spent much of her childhood in Rockford and her list of accomplishments is impressive. She's an Olympic bronze medalist, a world silver medalist, five time U.S. National Champion and the highest paid female athlete of her time. Now, she's adding author to the list. She talks about her life, her training and the support she says she received to achieve her goals.

"I'm honored," says Lynn. "I'm honored for anybody that wants to buy it because it was so much a part of my life, but it also a part of the life of this community and it was for the 1930s through the 1980s."

Lynn's book is called "The Wheel, Legacy of Excellence." The wheel refers to entrepreneur Walter Williamson who built The Wagon Wheel Ice Palace in Rockton where Lynn skated. She says if it wasn't for that ice skating rink, she would've had to stop skating at 12-years-old due to a lack of money.