Canoeists Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie have been commemorated on a Royal Mail stamp after their unexpected triumph in the canoe slalom.
Victorious Britons who win the top accolade at London 2012 will be commemorated with a series of special stamps and have a post box painted gold in their home towns to celebrate their wins.
Tim Baillie, one half of Team GBs Olympic champion canoe slalom duo tells ITV News' Natalie Pirks winning gold is a 'surreal' experience.
Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott claimed Britain’s first ever canoe slalom gold with a stunning run at the Lee Valley White Water Centre.Hugh Robertson, Sport and Olympics Minister said:
It was absolutely fantastic to see Team GB win gold and silver in men’s doubles canoe slalom. Superb performances and I want to congratulate them all.
Fans and athletes took to Twitter today to congratulate Team GB's canoeing medal success:
– Tim Brabants, Former Olympic kayak champion
Huge congratulations to our @TeamGB @GBcanoeing slalom C2 boys. Olympic Gold and Silver, absolutely fantastic!!!
– Hannah Miley, Team GB swimmer
We're bringing in the medals today!! Such an awesome day for sport #proudtobebritish
But it was all a bit much for GB Canoeing:
– GB Canoeing Team
Forgive us if we stop tweeting for a bit but it's a bit emotional down here!....
Stott told BBC Three: "It's weird, it could have been a disaster and now it's a dream.
"We did feel the pressure but for me I thought we needed something to go right today.
"There is nothing taken for granted in this sport and getting to the final was amazing."
Baillie added: "To win is mad and for these boys (Florence and Hounslow) to finish second...The run we had, I was hoping it might be good enough for a medal but I didn't expect that."
In a thrilling duel in front of a roaring home crowd, Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott beat fellow British paddlers David Florence and Richard Hounslow by 0.36 seconds with Slovakian three-times Olympic champions Pavol and Peter Hochschorner third.
Great Britain's Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie have won Olympic gold in the two-man canoe slalom. Britain's David Florence and Richard Hounslow won the silver medal.
Britain take gold and silver in the C2 canoe slalom.