Belarusian heroes return from 2018 Paralympic Games: how they were met

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Belarusian heroes return from 2018 Paralympic Games: how they were met

On the night of March 20, Belarusian Paralympic athletes returned from South Korean Pyeongchang to their homeland. 

The performance of our athletes at the Winter Paralympics without exaggeration can be called triumphal. 12 medals and the eighth place in the overall standings - this is our best result in the whole history. 

SEE: Belarus takes record-high 8th place in 2018 Paralympics medal standings

Despite the late arrival time, our team at the National Airport was met by relatives, friends and numerous fans. 

The main heroes of these Paralympics were Sviatlana Sakhanenka and Yury Holub, who won four medals each.

Facts about Belarusian skier Yury Holub

Facts about Belarus' Paralympian Sviatlana Sakhanenka

Dmitry Boyarovich, CTV Channel reporter:
Belarusian Paralympic athletes have returned to Belarus this night.

The Paralympic Team was met at the airport, with flowers and cheers!

Sviatlana Sakhanenka, three-time Paralympic champion:
I did not expect the whole country would cheer for me. Thanks to everyone who supported us - friends, relatives and fans! We felt this support every minute!

Yury Holub, Paralympic champion:
All the races were difficult, we had to show maximum effort, we felt more and more fatigue but that we did manage to conquer the podium.

Dzmitry Loban and Lizdiya Hrafeyeva also showed brilliant performance, in the most difficult category. They do prove that there are no limits to man!

Lidziya Hrafeyeva, medal winner of the 2018 Winter Paralympics:
We have a very friendly team, we supported each other, felt joy for each other, congratulated and watched each other's races!

Dzmitry Loban, medal winner of the 2018 Paralympics:
I am very glad to have performed that well. The preparation was excellent, so the result was not long in coming.

Please watch the video to see how the paralympians were met.

Белорусские паралимпийцы вернулись в страну из Пхёнчхана

Белорусские паралимпийцы вернулись в страну из Пхёнчхана

Белорусские паралимпийцы вернулись в страну из Пхёнчхана

Белорусские паралимпийцы вернулись в страну из Пхёнчхана

Белорусские паралимпийцы вернулись в страну из Пхёнчхана