Australia’s love affair with Winter Olympic Gold medalist Torah Bright continues with the announcement she will be put on a postage stamp!
Here is the full media release from Australia Post:
Australia Post to release Torah Bright Gold Medallist stamp
To celebrate Australia’s first gold medal of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Australia Post will release an Olympic Winter Gold Medallist stamp this Thursday 25 February featuring an image of Torah Bright taken at the medal presentation ceremony on the weekend.
Bright won her gold medal in the Snowboard – Ladies’ Halfpipe event on Thursday 18 February (Vancouver time).
After falling in her first run in the finals, Torah scored an unbeatable 45.0 in her second run, putting pressure on the girls coming after her to match it.
This is the fourth Australian Olympic Winter Gold Medallist stamp. Australia Post has been producing Olympic Games Gold Medallist stamps since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
“Torah has become our fourth ever Olympic Winter gold medallist and we are proud to honour her through the production of this stamp,” said Australia Post’s Group Manager of Philatelic, Mr Noel Leahy.
“The release of this stamp highlights Australia Post’s support of the Australian Olympic Winter Team. To be featured on a stamp is a great privilege and our Olympic gold medallists have earned this through their commitment and dedication to their sport and representing their nation with such distinction on an international stage”, said Mr Leahy.
The stamp features Torah at the medal presentation ceremony in Vancouver, holding her gold medal proudly, her name and the event she competed in, the Australian Olympic Team logo and a graphic representation of the Canadian Alps in the background.
“We are confident the Australian public will join us in celebrating Torah victory in Vancouver and we expect to see strong demand for the stamps”, Mr Leahy added.
Torah Bright Gold Medallist stamps can be purchased in an attractive sheetlet of 10 x 55c from participating Australia Post retail outlets, via mail order on 1800 331 794 and online at auspost.com.au/stamps while stocks last.