With a fantastic day at the Olympic Games, Britain came away with a haul of three gold medals for shooting, paddling and pedaling.
Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie C2 Canoe Slalom Gold Medal
As a bonus Britain also snagged the 2nd place silver with David Florence and Richard Hounslow just 0.306 of a second slower than their compatriots.
In the now familiar process Royal Mail commemorative stamps will be available tomorrow in 500 post offices including Tim’s hometown in Aberdeen and Etienne’s hometown of Bedford. Royal Mail will also paint post boxes gold in their hometowns to celebrate their win.
Peter Wilson Shotgun Double Tap Gold Medal
Sweden’s Holken Dahlby hit 186 shots to equal Peter’s score meaining Peter had to hit at least one of his last two shots to avoid a sudden death shoot out. Unfazed he raised his shot gun to hit both his last two clays to secure the title. Peter’s gold medal Royal Mail stamps will be available tomorrow at the Post Office on Cheap Street in his home town of Sherborne.
Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes Men’s Cycling Team Sprint Gold Medal
It was especially special for Chris Hoy who wining his fifth Olympic gold medal equaled Steve Redgrave in the all-time British Olympic gold medal rankings.
Chris’ stamps will be available in two Post Office branches in Edinburgh. Residents in Jason’s home town of Bolton will be able to purchase stamps in the town’s Post Office branch, while those living in Manchester, where Philip lives, will be able to purchase stamps at five Post Office branches across the city.
More Gold Pillar Boxes
Royal Mail will tomorrow break out the gold paint for post boxes in Aberdeen, Bedford, Bolton, Edinburgh, Manchester and Sherborne to celebrate the six athletes gold medal wins.
As well as being available for purcahse at Post Offices, commemorative Olympic Stamps can be ordered direct from the Royal Mail website.