With the new stamp release Australia Post recognized the outstanding achievements of Paralympic Gold Medallist and Paralympian of the year 2012 Jacqueline Freney. Freney was named Paralympian of the Year by the Australian Paralympic Committee.
20-year-old Freney was the most successful paralympian at a single Games, having won a remarkable eight gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. She won a gold medal for every event in which she competed and won more gold medals than any other competitor from any country at the London Games.
The Paralympian of the Year stamp sheetlet was designed by Simone Sakinofsky.