(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)

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.

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.

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

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.

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 2012 in Windsor, England.

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.

Today's Olympic picture of the day. Picture editor Jessica Mann says: "It has to be the excitment and the elation of Helen Glover, left, and Heather Stanning, who were the first to win a Gold Medal for Great Britain today at Eton Dorney Lake. Here they are on the platform receiving their medal."

Today's Olympic picture of the day. Picture editor Jessica Mann says: "It has to be the excitment and the elation of Helen Glover, left, and Heather Stanning, who were the first to win a Gold Medal for Great Britain today at Eton Dorney Lake. Here they are on the platform receiving their medal."

At last Great Britain has a gold medal after Heather Stanning and Helen Glover won the women's Pair final on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games. They make Olympic history as the first women from Great Britain to win gold in rowing. Australia took the silver and New Zealand the bronze.

Rowing Women's Pair 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.

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

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

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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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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)

Gold medalists (L-R) Helen Glover and Heather Stanning of Great Britain pose with silver medalist Sarah Tait of Australia after competing in the Women's Pair Final

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Britain's Helen Glover,left, and Heather Stanning celebrate Great Britain's first gold medal at London 2012 after winning the Women's Pairs at Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Writtle, Pool)

Britain's Helen Glover,left, and Heather Stanning celebrate Great Britain's first gold medal at London 2012 after winning the Women's Pairs at Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Writtle, Pool)

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