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Open top bus tour for Flint gold medalist Jade Jones

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Flint Town Council along with Flintshire County Council have big plans to welcome home Olympic Champion Jade Jones.

In recognition of Jade's 2016 Olympic success in Rio, the double Gold medalist will be the guest of honour at a civic reception at Flint Town Hall and will tour her home town in an open top bus.

The event will take place on Saturday 17 September 2016.

We are immensely proud of Jade and her continued success and are looking forward to providing the homecoming she richly deserves. Flint Town Council is ecstatic to be honouring her with this civic reception. We hope Flint people will come down to the Town Hall to show Jade how much we value her continuing outstanding Olympic achievements.

– Councillor Ian Roberts, Mayor of Flint



Jade Jones has taken to Twitter to thanks her fans

A stamp of approval for Jade Jones

Jade Jones from Flint won Britain's first ever gold medal in Taekwando Credit: Royal Mail

A Gold Medal stamp to celebrate Jade Jones' gold medal win in the Women’s Taekwondo under 57kg will be available to buy from lunchtime.

Royal Mail will also paint a post box gold in Flint to commemorate the teenager's success.

The stamps will be on sale in over 500 Post Offices across the UK, including the Post Office at Church Street, Flint, and Henblas Street, Wrexham.

The 19-year-old from Flintshire showed no fear in the final against the Chinese fighter last night, closing out a 6-4 victory.

Last night's win gave Britain its first ever Olympic medal in the sport and meant Jade is the youngest competitor in Team GB to secure a medal at London 2012.

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