Helen Glover and Heather Stanning's gold medal winning performance in the women's pairs rowing competition

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning's gold medal winning performance in the women's pairs rowing competition

Gold: Helen Glover and Heather Stanning - Rowing

Gold: Helen Glover and Heather Stanning - Rowing

Helen Glover & Heather Stanning - Women's Pair Rowing Gold

Helen Glover & Heather Stanning - Women's Pair Rowing 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

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

315a The image frames Heather Stanning and Heather Glover during a strenuous competition. It pictures them rowing in time with one another, they are the main focus of the image. Both atheletes are fully submerged in the sport.

315a The image frames Heather Stanning and Heather Glover during a strenuous competition. It pictures them rowing in time with one another, they are the main focus of the image. Both atheletes are fully submerged in the sport.

Britain's Heather Stanning, front, and Helen Glover celebrate after winning the gold medal in the women's rowing pair event at the 2012 London Summer Olympics in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Feferberg, Pool) - http://www.PaulFDavis.com/success-speaker (info@PaulFDavis.com)

Britain's Heather Stanning, front, and Helen Glover celebrate after winning the gold medal in the women's rowing pair event at the 2012 London Summer Olympics in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Feferberg, Pool) - http://www.PaulFDavis.com/success-speaker (info@PaulFDavis.com)

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