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Olympians arrive home at Logan Airport

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BOSTON (WHDH) - It was quite the homecoming party for a bunch of our local Olympians today.

Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir greeted by friends and fans at Logan Airport after winning bronze in Sochi

"You never know how much you're going to miss home until you're gone for a month, but it's been an amazing experience and it was great to come back and have so many fans here, and so many people here to support us,” Castelli said.

"This is unbelievable, we walked down the stairs and everyone started screaming and yelling,” Shanpir said.

Members of the Skating Club of Boston showed up to support their Olympians.

Castelli, who lives in Allston, and Shnapir, who is from Sudbury, both train at the club, side-by-side with some of their biggest fans.

"I think to have new Olympic medallists, here in this day and age, is really inspiring for the sport and for the skaters,” Timothy Leblanc, a fellow skater

"It's just really cool that we get to see them skate every day at the rink and then when you see them on tv, it's like whoa! They’re at the Olympics,” another fellow skater said.

Simon and Marissa weren't the only locals to make it back from Sochi Monday.

The women's hockey team arrived with their silver medals.

Reading native, and B.C. junior Alex Carpenter showed off hers.

“It's been unbelievable. To come back with a silver medal is unbelievable,” Carpenter said.
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