Heather Fell has been named an ambassador for the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games, being held in Bath.
Fell claimed a silver medal in the modern Pentathlon during last summer's Olympic games in London, and also won silver in Beijing four years earlier.
The 30-year-old, who trains at the Pentathlon GB High Performance Centre at the University of Bath, says she is honoured to handed the ambassadorial role.
"It is great news that Special Olympics GB is heading to the South West for their National Games for the first time."
She added: “Being a full time athlete in Bath I know how much sport means to this city and the world class facilities at the university will ensure a world class event with a wonderful experience for the athletes, friends and family and all spectators.
“I am honoured to be involved in the National Summer Games and look forward to following the athletes on their road to Bath.”
The Plymouth-born athlete joins Jason Gardener, gold medallist at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, and four-time Olympic athlete Jo Pavey as an ambassador for the event.
Bath will play hosts to the 9th Special Olympics GB National Summer Games, which get underway on August 28.
Over 1,700 will gather in the city to compete in 12 sports. The games run until September 1.