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Hannah Cockroft gets second gold stamp and postbox

Photo of a stamp featuring Hannah Cockroft raising her arm in victory
Image caption The second Hannah Cockroft stamp will be the 29th Royal Mail has produced for Paralympics GB

The success of Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockroft will be celebrated with a second Royal Mail gold stamp and another painted postbox.

The 20-year-old, from Halifax, won her second gold medal in the women's T34 200m wheelchair sprint on Thursday.

Royal Mail said the stamp would be available from Saturday.

A postbox in Cockroft's hometown was painted gold after she won GB's first gold medal of the Paralympic track and field competition last Friday.

A gold stamp was also issued to mark her victory.

Royal Mail said the location of the second postbox was yet to be decided.

Cockroft said: "I've already had a little parcel with my gold stamps on it. It's dead cool.

"But it just hasn't sunk in yet because I haven't been there [to Halifax] to see the postbox."

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