A gold medal Paralympian from this province says she’s blown away after having a road named after her.
Katarina Roxon arrived in St. John’s yesterday after winning gold in the 100m breaststroke in Rio.
The Kippens native has been honoured by having a portion of route 490 named after her. It will now be known as Roxon Way.
Roxon told reporters at St. John’s International Airport she’s delighted to be back on home soil.
A motorcade is planned this weekend through Stephenville and her hometown of Kippens.
Roxon will pay a special visit to students at Hazelwood Elementary in St. John’s this morning.
Meanwhile two other Newfoundland Paralympians will arrive home this week. Liam Hickey, who played on Canada’s Wheelchair Basketball team arrives at St. John’s International this afternoon at 5:45 p.m. while equestrian Robyn Andrews arrives on Saturday.
Katarina Roxon Arrives Back In N.L.