Awaiting the Champion

31 August 2012

Awaiting the arrival of Grenada's first-ever Olympic gold medalist, Kirani James.

There was a still, near total silence in the moments leading up to his arrival. It was almost eerie how an entire airport packed with scores of well-wishers could collectively hold their breath - just waiting for a glimpse of their hero.

Even after his private charter landed the airport was silent...
A welcome entourage took their places... still silent.
A red carpet was rolled out... still silent.

Finally, the door opens...

And a nation erupts.

Maurice Bishop International Airport
Point Salines, Grenada

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