- Tyne Tees
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.
A post box on Teesside has been painted gold in celebration of Kat Copeland's Olympic gold medal success
Rowing pair Kat Copeland and Sophie Hosking won a gold medal in the Women's lightweight double sculls
Kat Copeland has become the North East's first Olympic champion at London 2012, winning the lightweight women's double sculls.