Lithuanians gathered in tens of thousands to welcome their heroes who returned from the World Championship in Turkey with bronze medals.
- You can check out how Lithuanian players were welcomed in Vilnius in our photo gallery.
- Photos from the official part of the welcoming are in another photo gallery.
Team Lithuania retuned back home via a charter flight and landed in Vilnius just before ten o’clock. After being met and congratulated by the country’s top government officials the team were driven to the city’s town hall in an open-top bus.
High fives were flying all around as the players and coaches were called up to the stage one by one. The players were extremely pleased with such an amazing welcoming – some could hardly hold the tears while others had just had huge smiles on their faces.
The first ever such achievement in the World Championship was evaluated by being presented with national awards.