Mexican olympic medallists met with President Felipe Calderon on Wednesday (August 15) in Mexico City after their participation in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Mexico's Olympic team won seven medals during the London 2012 Olympic Games, their best ever performance in an Olympic games outside Mexico.
The Mexican olympians brought home one gold, three silver and three bronze medals.
On their return home they were greeted by Mexican president, Felipe Calderon, who declared that the athletes were a source of pride for their nation.
SOUNBITE (Spanish) Mexican President Felipe Calderon
"Congratulations on your efforts, on your commitment, on your passion, and for defending with courage the colours of our country and exalting Mexico's name, as we asked of you."
Thousands of fans took the streets to celebrate as Mexico defeated favourites Brazil to win the country's first gold medal in football.
It will be a difficult challenge to defend that title in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
Mexican Olympians return homeFriday, August 17 2012