Australian athlete gets gold medallist stamp nearly four years after Olympics

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11 July 2016
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Australia Post have issued a stamp for Australian race walker Jared Tallent nearly four years after crossing the finish line, following the disqualification of a Russian athlete.

Australia Post have issued a stamp for Australian race walker Jared Tallent nearly four years after crossing the finish line, following the disqualification of a Russian athlete.

History was rewritten when earlier this year it was announced that the three-time Olympic medallist from Ballarat would be awarded gold for his 50km walk in the London 2012
Olympic Games following the disqualification of Russian, Sergey Kirdyapkin.

To commemorate Mr Tallent’s special gold medal award ceremony in Melbourne on Friday 17 June, Australia Post has released a gold medallist stamp.

Jared Tallent said:

'I can now celebrate a moment that every athlete dreams of and I look forward to sharing the experience with my family, including wife Claire, my Mum, Dad and siblings.'

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Australia Post began its gold medallist instant stamp program with the Sydney Olympic Games, in 2000.

To continue the tradition, and to celebrate each Australian gold medal performance, Australia Post will produce a gold medallist stamp in a sheetlet of 10 for each win at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Read more about Olympics stamps in the August 2016 issue of Stamp & Coin Mart.