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Norfolk welcomes home Olympic medalist Keyshawn Davis with celebration at airport

Tokyo Olympics Boxing
Posted at 7:26 PM, Aug 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-10 05:58:48-04

NORFOLK, Va. - The City of Norfolk welcomed home its own Olympian Monday night from Tokyo!

Norfolk's own Keyshawn Davis is an Olympic silver medalist after competing against Cuba's Andy Cruz in the boxing match.

Davis and Cruz traded shots for three thrilling rounds, showing off some of the most polished boxing skills in the entire Olympics.

Davis returned home with his Olympic medal Monday night. Crowds gathered together to celebrate his return at the Norfolk International Airport. After a delay, his flight was scheduled to land at 11:45 p.m.

News 3 spoke to Davis and he said, "“It is really indescribable man, on the plane ride here and coming back to America it actually started hitting me that I was actually competing in the Olympics. You know someone like me, overcoming mental health strength, getting kicked off the team, being put back on the team, my dreams were gone at first and then it came back to me….it finally started hitting me that I actually got to compete in a tournament like this.”

Everyone met at Concourse B TSA/ United Airlines area and posters and flags were encouraged.

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