Olympic Rowing: Glover & Stanning win Britain’s first Gold

Helen Glover & Heather Stanning broke Great Britain’s golden drought in emphatic fashion as they powered to rowing gold at Eton Dorney.

The women’s pair led from start to finish to become Britain’s first ever female Olympic rowing champions, and get the host nation really involved on the medal table with the first gold of London 2012.

After setting a new Olympic record in making the final, Glover and Stanning shot out of the start and quickly moved ahead of a high quality field – taking a lead they never looked like losing.

Cheered on by a boisterous Princes William and Harry and the Princess Royal, Glover and Stanning kept their tempo up throughout and the only race was behind them for the minor placings.

It was Australia who came home second to pick up the silver ahead of world champions New Zealand but they were two and a half second behind the historic winners who pencilled their names into British rowing history.