Olympic gold medal rower Kat Copeland says she's overwhelmed by the messages of support she received from the North East.
Kat said she would be returning home to Teesside in a week's time. She was excited about seeing friends and going out in Middlesbrough.
Teesside's Kat Copeland and Durham University graduate Sophie Hosking has been speaking to us after their Olympic gold medal win in the Women's lightweight double sculls.
Royal Mail has painted one of its post boxes gold in Stockton-on-Tees in honour of Kat Copeland's Olympic medal success.
The rower, who was born in Ashington, Northumberland and now lives in Ingleby Barwick, won gold along with her partner Sophie Hosking in the Women's lightweight double sculls yesterday.
The post box on Aspley Way in Stockton has been painted in recognition of the 21-year-old achievement.
Stamps showing the pair after winning their gold medal were also issued by Royal Mail. They went on sale at a post office branch in Stockton and sold out within hours.