Essex sailor Saskia Clark has won a Silver medal in the Olympic sailing women's 470 class at Weymouth for Team GB.
Saskia, from West Mersea and partner Hannah Mills were tied in first place with New Zealand before they went into the race.
The race had been hampered by low winds, and a poor start by the British pair meant they were never able to catch eventual Gold medal winning New Zealand.
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.