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

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 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

London 2012 - a section of the 26,000-strong Eton Dorney crowd who willed Team GB rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning to take gold in a blistering Women's Pairs Final performance.

London 2012 - a section of the 26,000-strong Eton Dorney crowd who willed Team GB rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning to take gold in a blistering Women's Pairs Final performance.

The first gold medal stamps featuring Team GB Olympic champions Bradley Wiggins, Helen Glover and Heather Stanning.

The first gold medal stamps featuring Team GB Olympic champions Bradley Wiggins, Helen Glover and Heather Stanning.

Large image of the Team GB Gold Medal Winner First Day Cover - Helen Glover & Heather Stanning

Large image of the Team GB Gold Medal Winner First Day Cover - Helen Glover & Heather Stanning

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.

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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