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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's gold medal winning performance in the women's pairs rowing competition

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning cannot quite believe they were Team GB's first gold medallists of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

(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)

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Great Britain has collected its first gold medal of the London Games after Heather Stanning and Helen Glover won the coxless pairs with a stunning performance that will spark a mass outpouring of celebration and relief across the country.    One had never stepped in a rowing boat until 2008, the other will return to serve in the Royal Artillery in September. But Glover and Stanning will now go down in the record books as the first homegrown gold

Great Britain's Helen Glover (L) and Heather Stanning pose with their gold medals on the podium of the women's pair final A of the rowing event during the London 2012 Olympic Games. They are the first British women's rowers to get an Olympic gold

08.12.16 Gold for GB's Helen Glover and Heather Stanning in coxless pairs rowing. #Rio2016

“ Helen Glover and Heather Stanning > Women’s Coxless Pair 👏👏👏”

Gold: Helen Glover and Heather Stanning - Rowing

Gold: Helen Glover and Heather Stanning - Rowing

London 2012 - Team GB's Helen Glover (left) and Heather Stanning celebrate becoming the first British women to win a rowing gold. Australia won silver and New Zealand won bronze in the Women's Pair Final A at Eton Dorney.

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