OU students Alex Danson and Helen Richardson won a bronze medal in the women’s Olympic hockey.
Alex, who is working towards an open degree, scored the opening goal in the bronze medal play-off match which saw the team go on to beat New Zealand 3-1.
On winning the match and the medal, Alex told the Daily Mail: "Four days ago we thought our dreams were shattered, but bronze became our goal and we were not going to go away with anything less."
Helen, who is studying for a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, told the Nottingham Post: "It is incredible! I went to the Olympics in Sydney, in Beijing and I have always wanted a gold medal. It wasn't gold but to be able to call myself an Olympic medallist for the rest of my life, is, well, just so, so nice."
The bronze medal is the first Olympic medal won by a women's hockey team in 20 years, adding to the phenomenal success of the GB team who finished third in leader board, with an outstanding total of 65 medals – 29 gold, 17 silver and 19 bronze.
The OU has seen a number of its students compete in the 2012 Olympic Games this summer including business studies student Dani King, who won gold as part of the women's team cycling pursuit, and psychology student Etienne Stott won gold in the canoe slalom.
Also competing were synchronised swimmer Katie Dawkins, badminton player Imogen Bankier, table tennis player Liam Pitchford, water polo player Rosie Morris, and archery competitor Naomi Folkard.
A new sport-themed qualification has also launched this year, the BSc (Hons) Sports, Fitness & Coaching, which expands the existing Foundation Degree in Sport & Fitness to full honours.