Hero receives huge welcome on arrival
September 12, 2012 12:50 am
Gold medal hero Iliesa Delana landed at Nadi Airport a little more than 30 minutes ago.
Hundreds of people including school children gathered to welcome Delana home.
Christopher Chand was at Nadi Airport.
“Fiji’s golden boy Iliesa Delana has arrived into the country to a heros welcome at Nadi International Airport.”
“Delana’s journey back has been nothing less than first class celebration beginning with Fiji’s national Carrier Air Pacific during the flight”
“Then a water salute by the National Fire Authority welcomed the star home signalling the arrival of our national gero.”
“He was then greeted by the Minister of Sports, Viliame Naupoto before he was whisked away to the VIP Lounge.”
“He will land at Nausori Airport by this afternoon.”
Delana says he never expected such a huge welcome."_
“In a press conference held a while ago, as to what he thinks of being a national icon, he says he will keep a low profile”
Celebrations continue in Suva tomorrow with a guard of honour to accord Delana.