Gold medalist Rice to be honored with stamp

August 12th, 2008

Australian swimming gold medalist Stephanie Rice has stamped her mark on the Beijing Olympics and will now her make on a stamp in her home country.

Rice, 20, won the women's 400 meter individual medley Sunday and from Tuesday will be the first Australian gold medalist from Beijing to appear on a postage stamp.

Australia Post will release stamps for every Australian gold medalist from the 2008 Games, following the tradition of the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympics.

Stamps marking each Beijing gold medalist's success will be available within two days of their medal presentation.

Rice's stamp pictures her with gold medal in hand on the Olympic dais.