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North Carolina's Olympians, Paraolympians honored by governor

"North Carolina’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes showed the world what our state is all about," the governor tweeted.
Credit: Roy Cooper via Twitter

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper visited with North Carolina's Olympians and Paralympians Tuesday in Raleigh.

Cooper invited them to the North Carolina Executive Mansion to honor their accomplishments in Tokyo.

"North Carolina’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes showed the world what our state is all about," the governor tweeted.

RELATED: Charlotte-area athletes competing in Tokyo Olympics

"Thank you for welcoming us," Olympian Gabby Cunningham tweeted. "It was a pleasure to meet you!" 

Also in attendance, Charlotte's Hannah Aspden, who was recognized on Twitter by her college, Queens University.

The 2022 Beijing Olympics begins Friday., Feb. 4, and concludes Sunday, Feb. 20 on WCNC Charlotte.

The Beijing 2022 Paralympics begins Friday, March 4, and runs through Sunday, March 13.