Gold Coast's Sally Pearson latest athlete to appear on Olympic Gold Medallist stamp

09 August 2012

After winning her first Olympic gold medal in the Women's 100m Hurdles in London, Gold Coast's Sally Pearson has become the latest Australian athlete to feature on a stamp.

Stamps featuring Pearson will be available in participating Australia Post retail outlets from Monday 13 August.

Pearson, 25, clocked an Olympic world record of 12.35 seconds to beat 2008 winner Dawn Harper of the USA by just 0.02 seconds. One of the favourites leading into the race, Sally was confident and delivered on her promise to win Olympic gold, cementing her place as an Olympic champion.

Pearson will join fellow Olympians Anna Meares, Tom Slingsby, Alicia Coutts, Cate Campbell, Brittany Elmslie and Melanie Schlanger as the seventh Australian athlete from the 2012 Olympic Games to have their image featured on a stamp through the Australian Gold Medallists stamps program.

Australia Post is producing stamps for every Australian gold medallist from the London 2012 Olympic Games, and they are expected to be available in participating Australia Post retail outlets within 48 hours of each gold medal presentation.

"Our first Gold Medallist stamp for the 2012 London Olympics featured the women's 4 x 100 freestyle relay team, and the positive response was fantastic. We are hoping that fans are just as excited to see Sally on a stamp," said Australia Post Managing Director and CEO, Ahmed Fahour.

"This program recognises the hard work and success of our athletes. It also provides the public with an exciting opportunity to collect their own memento of the 2012 Olympic Games," he added.

The Australian Gold Medallists Stamps are part of Australia Post's continuing support of the Australian Olympic Team and are available while stocks last. Australia Post has already released The Road to London stamp on 5 June, and three commemorative sport stamps on 17 July celebrating Australia's proud tradition at the Olympics in swimming, rowing and pole vault.

For further information on Australia Post's entire range of Olympic stamp products, please visit auspost.com.au/stamps