Nova Scotia's Olympians arrived back home Monday after the Olympics in London.

Large crowds at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport awaited the return of boxer Custio Clayton, gymnast Ellie Black, sailor Danielle Dube, runners Geoffrey Harris and Jenna Martin and paddler Mark de Jonge.

The first off the plane around 3 p.m. was Clayton, who arrived home to a huge welcoming crowd, including his mother and 2 1/2 year old son, according to the CBC's Colleen Jones.

Crowds were chanting 17-year-old Black's name, her family weeping as they saw her come into the arrivals area.

When 800-metre relay runner Harris arrived, he talked to CBC News about soon preparing for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Martin looked surprised at the large crowd gathered, and Dube said London was "awesome."

Bronze-medalist Mark de Jonge arrived on a later flight.

He was greeted by cheers. When he pulled out his medal the crowd serenaded him with O Canada.