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Cheered all the way home from Afghanistan, the British army captain and her rowing partner who brought home Team GB's first gold

Great Britain's Helen Glover (left) and Heather Stanning show off their gold medals after winning the women's pair final at Eton Dorney

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.

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Britain’s gold medallists celebrated with new Royal Mail stamps (Helen Glover and Heather Stanning gold medal stamp)

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Britain's Helen Glover and Heather Stanning react after winning the women's pair rowing final at Eton Dorney during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

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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.

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning ended Britain’s gold medal drought by cruising to victory Wednesday in the women’s pair rowing event. http://ti.me/Mk3dXK

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Helen Glover and Heather Stanning of Great Britain on their way to a new Olympic Best

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Olympic rowing: Helen Glover and Heather Stanning secure Britain's first gold at London 2012

Olympic rowing: Helen Glover and Heather Stanning secure Britain's first gold at London 2012 - Telegraph

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Olympics rowing: Glover and Stanning win gold for Britain

BBC Sport - Olympics rowing: Glover and Stanning win gold for Britain

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