Lydia and Torah receiving their Australia Post stamps yesterday in Vancouver. Image – Dan Himbrechts
Last night in Vancouver Australia’s first snowboard gold medal winner Torah Bright was presented with a commemorative stamp from Australia Post.
Along with Australia’s only other gold medal winner from the Vancouver Winter Olympics, Aerialist Lydia Lassila, Torah was given a framed version of her stamps that are on sale now in Post Offices across Australia.
All proceeds from the sale of the stamps go to funding for Winter Olympic athletes, so make sure you go and buy a few and help future Torah and Lydia’s get to future Winter Olympic games for Australia.
Words from Australia Post…
“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
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.