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Stott and Baillie's unexpected gold celebrated on stamp

Canoeists Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie have been commemorated on a Royal Mail stamp after their unexpected triumph in the canoe slalom.

Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie won gold in the men's canoe slalom. Credit: Royal Mail/PA Wire

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.


Celebrations after Team GB canoe medal rush

Fans and athletes took to Twitter today to congratulate Team GB's canoeing medal success:

Huge congratulations to our @TeamGB @GBcanoeing slalom C2 boys. Olympic Gold and Silver, absolutely fantastic!!!

– Tim Brabants, Former Olympic kayak champion

We're bringing in the medals today!! Such an awesome day for sport #proudtobebritish

– Hannah Miley, Team GB swimmer

But it was all a bit much for GB Canoeing:

Forgive us if we stop tweeting for a bit but it's a bit emotional down here!....

– GB Canoeing Team

'Dream' to win gold in slalom

Stott told BBC Three: "It's weird, it could have been a disaster and now it's a dream.

"We did feel the pressure but for me I thought we needed something to go right today.

"There is nothing taken for granted in this sport and getting to the final was amazing."

Baillie added: "To win is mad and for these boys (Florence and Hounslow) to finish second...The run we had, I was hoping it might be good enough for a medal but I didn't expect that."