Rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning win first gold of 2012 Games for Team GB

Olympics rowing: Glover and Stanning win gold for Britain

Rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning win first gold of 2012 Games for Team GB

London 2012 - a section of the 26,000-strong Eton Dorney crowd who willed Team GB rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning to take gold in a blistering Women's Pairs Final performance.

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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

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Heather Stanning and Helen Glover pick up Great Britain's first gold medal of the competition.

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Helen Glover and Heather Stanning

Glover and Stanning destroyed the field, winning by more than a length to make history at Eton Dorney as the first British female rowers to be crowned Olympic champions.

Yes ladies, first gold of London 2012! Sooo happy!

Great Britain celebrate first London 2012 gold: Rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals during the Victory Ceremony after the women's Pair final A at Eton Dorney

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with ・・・ Truly inspirational performance! Helen Glover & Heather Stanning, this is your moment

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316a: This positive image conveys the joy felt by British competitors Glover and Stanning as they claim Great Brittian's first gold of the games. The two exhibit a relaxed body language which contributes to the effect of the image. The background is neutral causing these two to stand out in their yellow boat in the center of the frame.

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.

London 2012 - Team GB's Helen Glover (left) and Heather Stanning celebrate becoming the first British women to win a rowing gold. Australia won silver and New Zealand won bronze in the Women's Pair Final A at Eton Dorney.

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