30 July 2012

Heroes of London Olympics on stamp…



Each Australian gold medalist at the London Games gets to be on an Australia Post stamp and receives A$20,000 ($20,900) for their image rights. They also get an upgrade when the team flies home."I think this was the thing I was most excited about it," the 20-year-old Campbell told a news conference in a fit of giggles on Sunday."It was the first thing that went through my head when we touched the wall, I'm going to be on a stamp and I get to fly back business class.

Alicia Coutts, Cate Campbell, Brittany Elmslie and Melanie Schlanger are the first Australian athletes to feature on the Australian Gold Medallist stamps for the London 2012 Olympic Games, after their gold-medal-winning performance in the women's 4 x 100m freestyle relay on Saturday 28 July.



The name of all four winners are given on the sheetlet !!

In an inspired performance Coutts (53.90), Campbell (53.19), Elmslie (53.41) and Schlanger (52.65) set an Olympic record time of 3:33.15. They beat the 2008 gold medallists, the Netherlands, and the USA to earn them Australia's summer Olympic gold medal number 136.

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