Addressing a crowd of thousands at Las Americas Airport, Felix “Super” Sanchez thanked the Dominican people for their constant support, which he said had motivated him to achieve this great triumph at the Olympic Games.
The double Olympic 400 meters hurdles champion Felix Sanchez, declared that he had accomplished a great mission, after an eight-year wait, a second gold medal for the Dominican people.
“I feel more than proud, facing this great audience that has come to this terminal, and giving us this great welcome for the achievement we have obtained,” he said.
Sanchez arrived with the rest of the Dominican Olympic team, and were welcomed by a delegation made up of Sports Minister Felipe Payano, Olympic Committee president Luisin Mejia and secretary general Antonio Acosta.
All the medalists will attend the National Palace for a reception with president Leonel Fernandez, who will award them the promised incentives of RD$10 million for the gold medal winner and RD$6 million for the silver.