Elaine Smith, mother of Olympic gymnast medal hopeful, says she'll be sitting on the edge of her seat when her son Louis competes in the London games.
Elaine spoke to Anglia Tonight's Jonathan Wills about her feelings before her son takes part in the greatest show on earth.
Olympic medal winners from the East have been welcomed back to the region
Some of the region's Olympians have been immortalised in Lego.
Olympic bronze medal winning hockey player, Chloe Rogers from Great Dunmow, returns to Essex.