Harlow's Andrew Osagie has missed out on a medal in the men's 800 metre Olympic final.
It was won by Kenyan David Rudisha, who broke the world record with a time of 1 minute and 40.91 seconds.
Osagie came in last but ran a personal best, and became Britain's fourth fastest ever 800 metre runner.
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.