New England Olympians welcomed home at Logan

BOSTON (WHDH) - A group of Olympians with ties to New England got a hero’s welcome at Logan Airport Wednesday as they returned home from Rio de Janeiro.

Judo athletes Kayla Harrison and Travis Stevens and rower Gevvie Stone were greeted at the airport by family, friends and fans. Harrison and Stevens both train in Wakefield and Stone is from Newton.

“It’s always great to come back to Boston. It’s home for me, it has been since I was born. And coming back to a reception like this makes it even more special,” said Stone, who won a silver medal in the single sculls.

“I’m on top of the world right now,” said Stevens, who won silver in men’s judo. He was joined by teammate Harrison, who is the first American judoka to win back-to-back gold medals at the Olympics. Harrison said she plans on retiring from judo after winning her second gold medal.

“To end it on such a high note and to be able to share it with all the people that I love and that I care about is amazing,” said Harrison.

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