Gold Medalist in women’s pole vault, Katerina Stefanidi, arrived in Athens on Wednesday afternoon following her Olympic victory. Representatives of the Greek track and field association, SEGAS, greeted her at the Athens International Airport with flowers and a large sign that said “Thank you Katerina, you give us strength and inspire us.”
“It still hasn’t hit me,” said Stefanidi. “I am very happy for what I have achieved.”
“My husband believed more than I did. I am hoping to pass into a higher level in the Golden league. I hope that in those games I can do better than I have until now,” she said.