ISLAMABAD – The contingent representing Pakistan at the Special Olympic Winter Games held in Austria beamed with pride as they arrived in Islamabad on Sunday where they received a red carpet welcome.

The group of athletes representing Pakistan were welcomed home by relatives and loved ones with flowers’ garlands and bucket.

Wearing their medals around their necks and smiling for the cameras, the athletes’ joy and excitement on returning home after a brilliant performance was evident.

As they arrived at Islamabad airport, the athletes expressed pride and happiness at having represented their country well in the games, where over 3,000 athletes from 110 countries had participated.

The contingent has returned to Pakistan with an impressive tally of 16 medals, which included three gold, seven silver and six bronze medals.-Online