Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig received a welcome fit for a national hero when she landed in her home country. Check out the best photos and tweets from Puig's arrival, right here!
WTA Staff

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - Monica Puig received a welcome fit for a national hero when she landed in her home country of Puerto Rico after bringing them their first Olympic gold medal.

Puig touched down in style into San Juan's Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport on Saturday - she was at the helm of a private plane and even got to help taxi it down the runway.

She was met on the tarmac by the governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro García Padilla, who greeted her and personally welcomed her to the island.

From there Puig met the media in a press conference, then went outside to wave hello to a massive crowd of fans.

Watch the video below to hear the incredible reception that Puerto Rican fans gave her:

 Check out some of the best photos of Puig's arrival below, courtesy of Getty Images.

Monica Puig

Monica Puig

Monica Puig

Monica Puig

Monica Puig

Monica Puig

Monica Puig

Monica Puig

Monica Puig