Katherine Copeland, Olympic rowing champion from Ashington.

Katherine Copeland, Olympic rowing champion from Ashington.

Great Britain, South Africa and Denmark on the podium for the lightweight men's four at the 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta at Eton-Dorney, Great Britain.

Great Britain, South Africa and Denmark on the podium for the lightweight men's four at the 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta at Eton-Dorney, Great Britain.

Day 8 - Australia won silver in the Men's Four. Great Britain won the gold ahead of Joshua Dunkley-Smith, Drew Ginn, James Chapman and William Lockwood. Photos - Olympic Rowing | London 2012 Olympics

Day 8 - Australia won silver in the Men's Four. Great Britain won the gold ahead of Joshua Dunkley-Smith, Drew Ginn, James Chapman and William Lockwood. Photos - Olympic Rowing | London 2012 Olympics

It had been 24 years since Germany last won the most significant race in Olympic rowing, so they didn't miss the chance to celebrate.  The German men's eight team tossed coxswain Martin Sauer high in the air and into Dorney Lake after out-dueling Canada, Great Britain and the United States to take gold.

London Catch-Up, Day 5: Nathan Adrian wins gold by a fingertip

It had been 24 years since Germany last won the most significant race in Olympic rowing, so they didn't miss the chance to celebrate. The German men's eight team tossed coxswain Martin Sauer high in the air and into Dorney Lake after out-dueling Canada, Great Britain and the United States to take gold.

Great Britain's Helen Glover & Heather Stanning set a new Olympic record with a dominant victory in the first heat of the women's pair.

Olympic record for Helen Glover and Heather Stanning in rowing

Great Britain's Helen Glover & Heather Stanning set a new Olympic record with a dominant victory in the first heat of the women's pair.

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Will weight jibe row put me off? Fat chance!

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British rowers enjoyed a day of glory at the Olympic rowing regatta, with the…

British rowers enjoyed a day of glory at the Olympic rowing regatta, with the…

Inspirational Moments: Olympic celebrations - BEIJING - AUGUST 22: Tim Brabants of Great Britain celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's flatwater kayak single (K1) 1000m Men Final at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park on Day 14 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 22, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Inspirational Moments: Olympic celebrations - BEIJING - AUGUST 22: Tim Brabants of Great Britain celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's flatwater kayak single (K1) 1000m Men Final at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park on Day 14 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 22, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning of Great Britain on their way to a new Olympic Best

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning of Great Britain on their way to a new Olympic Best

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