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.

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins celebrate at Eton Dorney  Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals during the Victory Ceremony for the women's Double Sculls final on Day 7 of the Games.

Day 7 - Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins teamed up to win Great Britain gold in the Women's Double Sculls.

South Africa stunned favourites Great Britain and Denmark to claim their  first ever Olympic rowing gold medal in the lightweight men's four on  Thursday in front of a 25,000 crowd.

South Africa stunned favourites Great Britain and Denmark to claim their first ever Olympic rowing gold medal in the lightweight men's four on Thursday in front of a crowd.

James Cracknell of Great Britain kisses his wife Beverly Turner after receiving his Gold medal for the men's four rowing event on August 21, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Schinias Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Centre in Athens, Greece.

James Cracknell of Great Britain kisses his wife Beverly Turner after receiving his Gold medal for the men's four rowing event on August 21, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Schinias Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Centre in Athens, Greece.

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

Rowers throw Germany's coxswain Martin Sauer to the water after winning gold in the men's rowing eight at the London 2012 Olympics.

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.

Heather Stanning and Helen Glover celebrate after winning gold in the women's Pair final at Eton Dorney.Olympics #Olympics

Triumphant British pair celebrate Heather Stanning and Helen Glover celebrate after winning gold in the women's Pair final at Eton Dorney.

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

“Team GB have claimed men's four victory at five consecutive Olympic Games

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