Another two ParalympicGB gold medal stamps

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If you’ve not watched any of the Paralympic Games yet you’re missing out. A highlight for me today was the blind five a side football. How they manage to dribble the ball, turn to avoid a tackle and then shoot and score a goal past a sighted goalkeeper is beyond me.

It was also another great day at the London 2012 Paralympics games, the UK haul is now up to 20 medals in total including another 2 gold medal today. We’ve also got an image of the gold medal stamp for Jonathan Fox who won the Men’s 100m S7 Backstroke yesterday. Royal Mail have designed the stamp in his honour and it’s now available to buy online from Royal Mail, as is the stamp for the first gold medal winner of the 2012 Paralympics, Sarah Storey.

Mark Colbourne Cycling Men’s C1 3km Pursuit

Cycling at the Paralympics looks to be going the same was as it did in the Olympics, we’ve already won seven cycling Paralympic medals and today Mark Colbourne added a gold medal to the silver he won yesterday.

As well as the gold medal stamp to honour Mark’s achievement, Royal Mail will paint one of their red post boxes gold in Mark Colbourne’s hometown of Tredegar.

Hannah Cockroft Women’s 100m – T34

Wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft obliterated the field to win the T34 100m race almost one and a half seconds faster then her nearest rival.

Royal Mail will be producing a gold medal stamp to celebrate Hannah’s victory and we’ll bring you an image of it as soon as it’s available. Hannah will also get a post box painted gold in her honour.

3 Responses

  1. The Footballs have bells inside them. So the players have to listen for the bells “tinkling” as the ball rolls along. I suppose its partly the old thing that if you have lost one sense then the others are upgraded to compensate. Certainly I cannot imagine a Premier League Footballer being able to listen out for the ball’s bells as it rolls along-but of course they still have their sight.

  2. I don’t often watch Football on TV. I find it far too boring. I would much rather watch Cricket far more exciting-especially the T20 or 40 or 50 over versions of the game.

    But when I do watch Football on TV the thing that I often wonder about is why the “Striker” when he shoots for goal either kicks the ball so that he knocks the corner flag over or kicks the ball high into the crowd. I always thought that the idea was to get it into the goal.

    So perhaps if such as Tottenham Hotspur was to employ a blind Centre Forward who knows by instinct where the goal was they might score a few more goals(and save the cost of replacing broken corner flags) and win a few matches.

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