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Gold post box for Paralympic champion Josie Pearson

Discus champion Josie Pearson is the latest athlete to be commemorated with a gold post box Credit: ITV News Wales

A Royal Mail post box in Hay-on-Wye has been painted gold to commemorate Welsh Paralympic athlete Josie Pearson.

The 26-year-old took gold in the discus, setting three world records on her way to claiming the title.

Individual first class stamps bearing her image are also being produced.

Josie is the latest athlete to be commemorated by the Royal Mail, which has painted some of its iconic red post boxes to celebrate every gold medal won during London 2012.


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"I realise how much I've got to make the most of what I've got," he says.

"Not that I say that I'm disadvantaged at all because if anything it's put me at an advantage. I try harder, I'm more willing to stick at things and drive to achieve all I can."

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