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.
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.