ILIESA Delana became a London crowd favourite after his historic Paralympic gold medal win.
Team Fiji chef-de-mission Sainiana Tukana said Delana was like a celebrity in London after winning the men's high jump F42 classification final on Tuesday morning.
She said people from around the world wanted to shake his hand, take pictures of him, asked him to sign autographs and some even wanted to hold his gold medal as the celebration mood continued on his way to the hotel.
Delana was scheduled for an interview at a studio which is a 20-minute drive from the stadium after his historic win. However, it took the Paralympic champion two hours to arrive at the studio with fans greeting and congratulating him along the way.
Tukana said it was a busy schedule for Delana after his achievement.
"After the win, we have been busy all through out as media and the people just want to catch a glimpse of Delana. He is a hero and everyone just wants to at least shake his hand.
"The media want to interview him. It was more tiring but I told Iliesa that this opportunity will not come back again and he has to face it anyway," Tukana said.
Delana was hosted to a celebration party at the Fiji Embassy while the Nadroga community in London are planning a party for him on Saturday.