Sir Chris' fifth gold commemorated on Royal Mail stamp

Sir Chris Hoy's fifth Olympic gold medal will be celebrated on a Royal Mail stamp.

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Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes won the men's team sprint gold medal. Credit: Royal Mail/PA Wire

The Scot and team-mates Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny won the men's team sprint at the velodrome yesterday with a world record time.

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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Hoy praised after historic gold

Great Britain's Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes won the gold medal in the men's team sprint, making it Hoy's fifth Olympic gold. Sir Chris has received tributes from fellow athletes and the Prime Minister for his achievements.