A portrait of Katherine Grainger a member of the Great Britain Olympic team during the Team GB Kitting Out ahead of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on…

A portrait of Katherine Grainger a member of the Great Britain Olympic team during the Team GB Kitting Out ahead of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on…

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals draped in a Union Jack during the medal ceremony for the Women's Double Sculls final on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 3, 2012 in Windsor, England.

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Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals draped in a Union Jack during the medal ceremony for the Women's Double Sculls final on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Great Britain won a fourth gold medal in Rio when the men's cycling sprint team retained their title on the day Katherine Grainger became the country's most decorated female Olympian.

Rio 2016: Cycling gold for GB as Grainger makes history - day six round-up

Rio Cycling gold for GB as Grainger makes history - day six round-up

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Katherine Grainger, left, and Vicky Thornley celebrate silver at the end of the women’s double sculls in Rio.

Katherine Grainger (left) and Anna Watkins

In pictures: Team GB's golden stamps

Great Britain's Anna Watkins (L) and Katherine Grainger pose on the podium after receiving their gold medals for the women's double sculls final

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins – Gold Medal - Women's Rowing Double Sculls

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals

After settling for silver at the past three Olympics, it was gold at last for rower Katherine Grainger (left). She and Anna Watkins won the double sculls final on the first Friday.

Katherine Grainger shows why you should never give up on your dreams.  After 15yrs and silver medals at the last 3 Olympic Games she achived Gold at London 2012.

Great Britain's Katherine Grainger (left) and Anna Watkins celebrate winning gold in the women's double sculls at Eton Dorney Rowing Lake, Windsor.

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Day 7 - Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins teamed up to win Great Britain gold in the Women's Double Sculls.

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Britain's Katherine Grainger (front) and Anna Watkins celebrate winning gold in the women's double sculls at the London 2012 Olympic Games, August

Katherine Grainger and Vicky Thornley of Great Britain train at Lagoa Rodrigo de…

Katherine Grainger and Vicky Thornley of Great Britain train at Lagoa Rodrigo de…

Women's Double Sculls Rowing   Gold: Anna Watkins & Katherine Grainger, Great Britain  Silver: Kim Crow & Brooke Pratley, Australia  Bronze: Magdalena Fularczyk & Julia Michalska, Poland

2012 Olympics Results: Winners and Losers from Day 6

We were treated to some amazing highlights and a few less-than-ideal lowlights on Day 6 of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Katherine Grainger (R) and Vicky Thornley

© Getty - Grainger Becomes Britain's Top Female Olympian: Grainger and teammate Victoria Thornley came close to winning in Rio but were narrowly beaten by Poland's Magdalena Fularczyk and Natalia Madaj.

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain celebrate after winning gold in the Women's Double Sculls final on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney

Gold medals for Anna Watkins and Kath Grainger, with bronze for Alan Campbell and the team of George Nash and Will Satch at the London 2012 Olympics

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