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Stott and Baillie's unexpected gold celebrated on stamp

Canoeists Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie have been commemorated on a Royal Mail stamp after their unexpected triumph in the canoe slalom.

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Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie won gold in the men's canoe slalom. Credit: Royal Mail/PA Wire

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.

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Celebrations after Team GB canoe medal rush

Fans and athletes took to Twitter today to congratulate Team GB's canoeing medal success:

Huge congratulations to our @TeamGB @GBcanoeing slalom C2 boys. Olympic Gold and Silver, absolutely fantastic!!!

– Tim Brabants, Former Olympic kayak champion

We're bringing in the medals today!! Such an awesome day for sport #proudtobebritish

– Hannah Miley, Team GB swimmer

But it was all a bit much for GB Canoeing:

Forgive us if we stop tweeting for a bit but it's a bit emotional down here!....

– GB Canoeing Team

'Dream' to win gold in slalom

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."

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