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Stanning and Glover claim Team GB's first gold

By Duncan Hooper 01/08/2012 11:58

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won Team GB’s first gold medal with victory in the women’s pair rowing.

 

Helen Glover and Heather StanningThe pair completed the 2,000m Eton Dorney course clear of Australia after pulling away from a very start.

 

Glover, a PE teacher and former hockey player and Stannning, a captain in the Royal Artillery claimed GB's first ever women's rowing gold.

 

"I want to collapse but I'm so overjoyed," said Glover "I had Heather in my ear saying come on but I could see them - they were all behind us"

 

The men’s eight will expecting to reproduce their feat within the next hour to double the goal tally.

 

 

120Comments
01/08/2012 12:03
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Fabulous just fabulous ... well done!!
01/08/2012 12:08
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Our first gold medal! ; )  Won by women : ) )
01/08/2012 12:13
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Sheer guts and determination, absolutely brilliant.
01/08/2012 12:13
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Well Done So Thrilled.Keep it up GB xx
01/08/2012 12:06
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Fantastic, Congratulations, enjoy, xx
01/08/2012 12:10
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wel done team gb we needed our first gold
01/08/2012 12:10
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Women's power wins first gold. Well done.
01/08/2012 12:06
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absolutley awesome well done, tip, womens football team to win at least silver also, heads up the men's football team the woman of team GB are leading the way !! come on GB!!
01/08/2012 12:04
01/08/2012 12:38
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These two very talented women are what we are in these games for to Win, and they did with great gusto.  I never thought that I would see any women work harder than my wife, washing cleaning, dusting, sweeping and making meals for our household.  Well these rowers certainly worked every bit as hard.  Well done.

01/08/2012 12:05
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Very good very good, magic or what, everybody else fails but two truly British girls have done us all proud, and there's no way that they would have settled for second or third place either, maybe the 'Lets go out and get ourselves a Gold" will rub off onto all of our other competitors.
01/08/2012 12:30
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Absolutely Fabulous! Well Done Girls We are very Proud!

01/08/2012 12:05
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Rowed the perfect race well done girls, we are all proud of you!!
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Awesome, well done ladies, and well deserved.
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