The Hungarian Paralympic Committee greeted the team of 37 Hungarian athletes who had won seven gold, five silver and four bronze medals at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, at a ceremony in Budapest on Tuesday.
Greeting the athletes in a sports hall, Human Resources Minister Miklos Kasler said “You have earned joy and glory for yourselves, for your families and friends and for the entire Hungarian nation; as you have also written your names into to sports history of Hungary and of the world”.
Addressing the event, László Szabó, the Paralympic Committee’s president, praised the Hungarian Paralympic team for their best ever performance.
“Our athletes competed in 80 branches and finished among the top eight in 53 of them with swimmer Fanni Illes fetching Hungary’s 150th Paralympic gold,” he said.
As we wrote before, Amarilla Veres won the Hungarian team’s first gold medal in wheelchair epee fencing at the Tokyo Paralympics.