LAST year's national hero, Iliesa Delana was inducted into the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee's Fiji Sports Hall of Fame last night.
The amputee's achievement at winning a gold medal in the 2012 London Paralympic Games saw him receive a hero's welcome that none had seen since Fiji won the Melrose Cup back in 2005.
Delana, 28, becomes the youngest athlete to be inducted in the country's Hall of Fame.
The second person inducted into the Hall of Fame last night was Frederick Lawrence Curling Valentine.
Valentine represented the country in the sport of cricket and was posthumously inducted in the Hall of Fame.
Two recipients of the 2012 Fiji Olympic Order were Dr Jagdish Maharaj and Horace Peterson.
Maharaj, who serves on the Oceania Paralympic Committee is a former president of the Fiji Paralympic Committee when it was then known as the Fiji Sports Association for the Disabled.
Peterson is well remembered for his high standards for users of the Olympic Pool in Suva. He was also the national head coach of Fiji Swimming from 1979 to 1992.
Check tomorrow's newspapers for more details on the event.