(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)

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)

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 of the rowing event during the London 2012 Olympic Games, at Eton Dorney Rowing Centre in Eton, west of London

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning of Great Britain compete in the Women's Pair Heats on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on July 28, 2012 in Windsor, England.

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Helen Glover and Heather Stanning of Great Britain set a new Olympic record in the women's pair heats at Eton Dorney

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

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

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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.

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

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

Helen Glover and Polly Swann won gold for Great Britain in the women's pair at the Rowing World Championships in Chungju, South Korea.

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Helen Glover and Polly Swann win gold for Great Britain in the women's pair at the Rowing World Championships in Chungju, South Korea.

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.

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)

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.

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 and Heather Stanning of Great Britain compete in the Women's Pair…

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Gold medalist Helen Glover of Great Britain celebrates during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Gold medalist Helen Glover of Great Britain celebrates during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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