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.

Day 8 - Australia won silver in the Men's Four. Great Britain won the gold ahead of Joshua Dunkley-Smith, Drew Ginn, James Chapman and William Lockwood. Photos - Olympic Rowing | London 2012 Olympics

Day 8 - Australia won silver in the Men's Four. Great Britain won the gold ahead of Joshua Dunkley-Smith, Drew Ginn, James Chapman and William Lockwood. Photos - Olympic Rowing | London 2012 Olympics

Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking of Great Britain celebrate Gold! Womens lightweight double  #rowing #oylmpics

Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking of Great Britain celebrate Gold! Womens lightweight double #rowing #oylmpics

Inspirational Moments: Olympic celebrations - 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. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Inspirational Moments: Olympic celebrations - 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. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Inspirational Moments: Olympic celebrations - A tearful Matthew Pinsent of Great Britain stands on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's four event on August 21, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Schinias Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Centre in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Inspirational Moments: Olympic celebrations - A tearful Matthew Pinsent of Great Britain stands on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's four event on August 21, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Schinias Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Centre in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals   #rowing #olympics

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals #rowing #olympics

Great Britain breaks women's Double Sculls Olympic best  Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain break the Olympic best in the women's Double Sculls heats on Day 3. It was their 22nd unbeaten race in a row.

Great Britain breaks women's Double Sculls Olympic best Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain break the Olympic best in the women's Double Sculls heats on Day 3. It was their 22nd unbeaten race in a row.

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

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

Rowing Great Britain Men´s Eight olympics 2016. Åtta med styrman guld Storbritannien 5.29.63, silver Tyskland 5.30.96, brons Nederländerna 5.31.59.

Team GB men's eights win rowing gold by beating reigning champions Germany

Rowing Great Britain Men´s Eight olympics 2016. Åtta med styrman guld Storbritannien 5.29.63, silver Tyskland 5.30.96, brons Nederländerna 5.31.59.

Katherine Copeland, Olympic rowing champion from Ashington.

Katherine Copeland, Olympic rowing champion from Ashington.

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

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.

Rowing...oh how I miss thee!

Olympic rowing record: Helen Glover & Heather Stanning win heat

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

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

BBC Sport - Olympics rowing: GB bronze in men's eight won by Germany

Olympics rowing: GB bronze in men's eight won by Germany

BBC Sport - Olympics rowing: GB bronze in men's eight won by Germany

Photo caption time! What would you say about this shot of The Kiwi Pair (Eric Murray and Hamish Bond) of New Zealand celebrate winning gold in the men's pair Final A at the 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta at Eton-Dorney near London, Great Britain. ©FISA

Photo caption time! What would you say about this shot of The Kiwi Pair (Eric Murray and Hamish Bond) of New Zealand celebrate winning gold in the men's pair Final A at the 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta at Eton-Dorney near London, Great Britain. ©FISA

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