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Keyshawn Davis returns to Norfolk after winning silver medal

The Norfolk boxer is bringing a silver medal home from his very first Olympic Games.

NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk's Keyshawn Davis returned home from Tokyo! 

The Olympic lightweight boxer beat out other boxers from Armenia, France, the Netherlands, and the Russian Olympic Committee to bring home a silver medal from the 2020 Olympic Games. 

"Honestly I still can't believe it. Doesn't really feel real, I'm glad I got this support," an emotional Davis said, swarmed by a crowd of his family, friends and community at Norfolk International Airport Monday night just before midnight. 

“Elated, I am elated," sister Shantel Davis said. "This journey has been a beautiful one, but also a trying one.”

Davis knocked out the Olympian from France, won two matches 5-0, and won another split 4-1 decision.

Davis' final match, the gold medal match, happened Sunday when Andy Cruz from Cuba beat him in a 4-1 decision.

"It was different because I'm normally extra nervous before his fights. but I think I was in a setting with a few extra people," Shantel Davis said. 

Family and friends met in concourse B around 9:45 p.m. with flags and posters. His welcome crowd persisted through a delayed flight, which pushed his original arrival time back by more than an hour.

"It just feels good to be back in America! I've been gone out of the country for about a month and seven days, glad to be back in the community," Keyshawn said. 

Now back in the United States, the 22-year-old will resume his professional boxing career, which he had put on hold to compete in the Olympics. 

Welcome home Keyshawn, and congratulations! 

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