North Korea's Olympians returned to heroes welcome in Pyongyang on Thursday (16th August).
Hundreds of fans greeted North Korea's 56 Olympians as they returned to Pyongyang from the London Games on Thursday.
Weightlifting gold medallist Kim Un Guk led the team onto the tarmac of Sunan International Airport.
Kim was one of four gold medallists, as the nation matched their best gold medal tally in 20 years and the 62kg Olympic champion was pleased to be home.
SOUNDBITE (Korean) Kim Un Guk, weightlifting gold medallist (men's 62kg class)
"I'm very glad to be back in the embrace of our respected supreme commander."
North Korea won three gold medals in weightlifting and one in judo, as well as two bronze medals, one in wrestling and one in weightlifting
The 2012 Games proved to be a breakthrough Olympics for North Koreans after the country's state broadcaster received a feed of the entire Olympic games, thanks to an intervention by the Asian Broadcasting Union.
North Korean athletes enjoy rapturous returnFriday, August 17 2012