Gold for Watford as Olympics comes to an end
15th August 2012
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Team GB's magnificent performance in the 2012 Olympics had a local finale on Sunday as Watford boxer Anthony Joshua became Olympic champion in the men's super heavyweight division.


Trailing by three points going into the final round, Joshua put in a phenomenal grandstand finish to pull back his Italian opponent's lead to finish the bout 18-18.


The complicated, and often controversial 'Countback' system was used as a tie breaker giving our local hero the win, despite an appeal from the Italian camp.


But of course, none of the controversy or complaints from the opposition should detract from an incredible achievement to come from behind at the death to take one final gold for Team GB just hours before the closing ceremony.


To celebrate every gold medal, the Post Office have been producing a set of stamps, and you can now buy these from WH Smiths in the Harlequin Centre. There will also be a gold letterbox to celebrate, which will be the box on the Watford High Street.


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