(L-R) Helen Glover and Heather Stanning of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals during the medal ceremony after the Women's Pair Final A on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 1, 2012 in Windsor, England. Australia won silver and New Zealand won bronze. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) - http://www.PaulFDavis.com/success-speaker (info@PaulFDavis.com)

(L-R) Helen Glover and Heather Stanning of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals during the medal ceremony after the Women's Pair Final A on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 1, 2012 in Windsor, England. Australia won silver and New Zealand won bronze. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) - http://www.PaulFDavis.com/success-speaker (info@PaulFDavis.com)

Great Britain's Helen Glover (left) and Heather Stanning show off their gold medals after winning the women's pair final at Eton Dorney

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Great Britain's Helen Glover (L) and Heather Stanning pose with their gold medals on the podium of the women's pair final of the rowing event during the London 2012 Olympic Games, at Eton Dorney Rowing Centre in Eton, west of London

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Great Britain celebrate first London 2012 gold Rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals during the Victory Ceremony after the women's Pair final A at Eton Dorney.

Golden girls win for Great Britain  Great Britain's Helen Glover and Heather Stanning have won a gold medal in the women's Pair - the Host Nation's first of London 2012

Rowing gold for Team GB Heather Stanning and Helen Glover celebrate after winning gold in the women's Pair final on Day 5 of the Games at Eton Dorney.

Military colleagues of Heather Stanning in Afghanistan celebrate her victory

In pictures: Golden day for Great Britain

Images from a day when Team GB won its first gold medals of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Great Britain wins first gold Heather Stanning and Helen Glover compete in the women's Pair final on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Great Britain's Helen Glover (left) and Heather Stanning celebrate winning gold in the women's pair final at Eton Dorney Lake, London.

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Great Britain's Helen Glover (left) and Heather Stanning celebrate winning gold in the women's pair final at Eton Dorney Lake, London.

Helen Glover (left) and Heather Stanning got Great Britain a gold; Canada's waiting for one (Associated Press)

Great Britain won an Olympic gold, so Canada will probably stop taunting them now

Helen Glover (left) and Heather Stanning got Great Britain a gold; Canada's waiting for one (Associated Press)

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning of Great Britain on their way to a new Olympic Best  The pair won their heat in 6:57.29 on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on 28 July.

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning of Great Britain on their way to a new Olympic Best The pair won their heat in on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on 28 July.

Heather Stanning & Helen Glover win gold for GB

Olympics rowing: Glover and Stanning win gold for Britain

Great Britain's Helen Glover and Heather Stanning celebrate after winning gold in the women's pair final rowing event.

Gold medallists (L-R) Helen Glover and Heather Stanning of Great Britain celebrate on the podium with silver medallists (L-R) Sarah Tait and Kate Hornsey of Australia and bronze medallists (L-R) Rebecca Scown and Juliette Haigh of New Zealand after competing in the Women's Pair Final A  on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 1, 2012 in Windsor, England. © Harry How/Getty Images

Heather Stanning and Helen Glover pick up Great Britain's first gold medal of the competition.

Rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning win first gold of 2012 Games for Team GB

Olympics rowing: Glover and Stanning win gold for Britain

Rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning win first gold of 2012 Games for Team GB

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning of Great Britain celebrate in their boat after winning gold in the Women's Pair Final A on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 1, 2012 in Windsor, England. - http://www.PaulFDavis.com/success-speaker (info@PaulFDavis.com)

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning of Great Britain celebrate in their boat after winning gold in the Women's Pair Final A on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 1, 2012 in Windsor, England. - http://www.PaulFDavis.com/success-speaker (info@PaulFDavis.com)

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Heather Stanning, left, and Helen Glover of Britain celebrating after winning in the rowing pair event and taking their country’s first gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.

Image: Great Britain gold medalists (clockwise from top left) Jason Kenny, Bradley Wiggins, Heather Stanning, Helen Glover & Victoria Pendleton (© Bryn Lennon/Getty Images; Alex Livesey/Getty Images; Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images; Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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Image: Great Britain gold medalists (clockwise from top left) Jason Kenny, Bradley Wiggins, Heather Stanning, Helen Glover & Victoria Pendleton (© Bryn Lennon/Getty Images; Alex Livesey/Getty Images; Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images; Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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