Garden City Paralympics medalist back home relaxing, celebrating
The blind swimmer from Garden City who won big at the Paralympics in Tokyo is back home now relaxing and celebrating her victory.
Anastasia Pagonis won two gold medals, a bronze medal and set a world record in her first trip to the Paralympics.
"It still doesn't feel real," says Pagonis. "I feel like these aren't mine."
Pagonis was treated to a stars and stripes salute outside the Manhasset-Lakeville fire house. She was also given a party inside the fire house and was reunited with her coach Marc Danin, the man who taught her to turn her blindness into belief.
Pagonis even got a celebratory tattoo that reads "perfectly imperfect."