Wednesday, 11. December 2013 - 13:12
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Over 1,000 people turned up to Zagreb's main Ban Jelacic square on Monday afternoon to give Croatia's Olympic medal winners a heroes welcome after they returned home from the Olympic Games in London.
Croatian gold medal winning duo Sandra Perkovic and Giovanni Cernogoraz, joined the silver medal winning Croatian Men's Quadruple Sculls team of David Sain, Damir Martin, Valent Sinkovic and Martin Sinkovic, and bronze medalist Lucija Zaninovic at Zagreb's Pleso airport to welcome the bronze medal winning handball and gold medal winning waterpolo teams.
The medal winners were given an official welcome by Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic and Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic, before making their way to greet the hords of fans who turned up at Zagreb's main square, reported daily newspaper Jutarnji list.
"Thank-you for sharing our Olympic dreams," said an ecstatic Samir Barac, captain of Croatia's waterpolo team on behalf of the medal winners, adding that Croatia showed it is "a small country for big things".
"All day we will celebrate. We are so proud of our athletes, congratulations to all of them," said a fan who had been waiting all day on Zagreb's main square to catch a glimpse of her Olympic medal winning heroes.
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