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.