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Hot homecoming for heroes

Olympic medal winners from the East have been welcomed back to the region

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Goldie gets emotional over email support

Goldie's tweets
Goldie's tweets Credit: Twitter

Team GB Olympian Goldie Sayers has tweeted her thanks about the dozens of emails of support she has received following her Olympic disappointment.

The Newmarket javelin athlete tweeted: "Can't stop crying at all the amazing msgs from complete strangers".

Goldie failed to qualify for the Olympic javelin final because of an elbow injury.

Crowds cheer returning Olympic hero

The double Olympic medal winner Max Whitlock was greeted by cheering crowds as he returned to his Essex raining base.

The Hemel Hempstead gymnast returned to the South Essex Gymnastics Club in Basildon to show off his two bronze medals.

Max, who won in both the team gymnastics event and in the individual pommel horse, said his achievements were still sinking in.

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