WATCH: Thousands cheer on Aussie athletes at meet & greet at Surfers Paradise

Thousands of people were at Surfers Paradise Beach this morning to congratulate our Aussie athletes for an incredible Games.

The atmosphere was electric, with the crowd erupting in cheer as the Australian Commonwealth Games Team arrived via buses for the celebration on the beach.

A number of athletes took part in a Q&A on stage before signing autographs and taking selfies with fans during a meet and greet.


Watch the video below to see the athletes arrive in Surfers Paradise and our chat with swimmers Cate Campbell and Mitch Larkin:

Gold medallist swimmer Cate Campbell told myGC the support from fans has been unwavering throughout the Games.

“The fans have really made these Games,” she said. “We were told about the spirit that was going to be brought to the games, but it’s far surpassed my wildest dreams and imagination. For me, they are my highlight.”

Despite winning 5 gold medals, Mitch Larkin told myGC he was blown away with the fans.

“It’s unreal. The sun is shining and we’ve got incredible fans here… couldn’t ask for anything better on the Gold Coast,” he said.

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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