Updated: 04/08/2012 10:51 | By pa.press.net

Grainger and Watkins strike gold



Katherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medals

Katherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medals

Katherine Grainger's quest for Olympic glory is over after she won a sensational gold medal with Anna Watkins in the women's double scull.

The British crew destroyed the field at Eton Dorney to add an Olympic crown to the two world titles they have won during two unbeaten years.

Grainger and Watkins led from the start and were roared on to a commanding victory, beating Australia by a length with Poland taking a distant bronze.

Grainger fell into an embrace with Watkins and acknowledged the support of the 30,000 crowd after finally tasting victory at an Olympics.

After coming together in 2010, Grainger and Watkins have now won 23 consecutive races but none of them were as emotional as this as Grainger finally received the gold medal she craved.

Grainger said: "I feel this medal, of all of them, is the people's medal. I feel so many people have been behind me and supported me and wanted this for me as much as I have.

"It's off the back of everyone I've ever worked with, everyone I've ever rowed with, everyone who's helped me going back to my family who were there from the beginning, to my friends at school, university.

"Every single person's been a part of this and it makes the medal seem so much more special."

Britain's successful regatta continued with a pair of bronze medals either side of the double scull victory.

George Nash and William Satch won bronze in the men's pair before Alan Campbell added bronze in the single sculls.

22Comments
03/08/2012 13:55
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can we please stop all the dating crap on this site its about our country and our history not a lonely hearts column plenty sites for you to go on leave this one dedicated to wonderfull sports men and women that have worked so hard for the olympics
03/08/2012 14:05
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great job the TWO of you, after all there were TWO in the boat but you wouldn't think so listening to the commentary and pundits afterward.
03/08/2012 13:32
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Brilliant, absolutely brilliant! Thanks for putting a smile on all of us Brits faces in the sunshine this morning!

 

Go for it Rebecca this evening and add another gold medal to your collection.

03/08/2012 13:30
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So absolutely fantastic - well done and congratulations to a wonderful team.

 

03/08/2012 14:00
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Truly phenomenal, the GB teams and individuals are really turning it on, keep it going now boys and girls you are all making us so very proud
03/08/2012 14:41
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Well done,Katherine and Anna,You finally got the gold thats been eluding you for so long.Now you can celebrate a job well done.
03/08/2012 14:28
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So proud of all the British athletes who have won medals including them that have not.

As they really have done their country proud, against some of the best countries in the world.

But i would like to say on here , as it has not been mentioned by anyone including the media.

That in all of these events that won Gold and Silver.

Every Scot was had a English partner !!!!!

Cycling :

Chris Hoy Scottish ..... Jason Kenny English 

 

Canoeing

Etienne Stott English ..... Tim Baillie Scottish ..... Gold medal

David Florence Scottish ..... Richard Hounslow English .... Silver medal

 

Rowing

Grainger Scottish ... Watkins English

Stanning Scottish .... Glover English

 

These Medals are not Scottish they are British as they could not have done it if each person

had not pulled their weight in Gold.

03/08/2012 14:04
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Weyhey!!! Well done ladies! Fantastic win and well deserved.
(Besides..if you want something done send for the girls!). Well done the lads too!.

03/08/2012 15:18
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Well, this cynical old bugga has to eat dirt!  I thought 'maybe' 5 golds - freestyle Marbles, men's Gurning,  that sort of thing.  In the event (EVENT?, goddit?) 6 and counting, + 6 each silver and bronze.  Well done everyone, and there's still half the games to go!  AND...we are ahead of the French and the Germans!

03/08/2012 14:20
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4th time lucky i am so happy for you Katherine no one deserves a gold more than you and of course Anna
03/08/2012 13:50
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am so happy were doing great in the olympics it does give people a boost fantastic sports men and women they have worked so hard to get here it makes me proud
03/08/2012 14:16
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Fabulous! Great to see all the hard work gets paid off! Great to be a British!! keep up with all the good work for next round too.
03/08/2012 15:29
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I would like to say how lovely it has been to listn to some of the  presenters, claire and mark at the swimming and matt baker at other venues  they have consistently praised and encouraged the Briish  team  i only wish some  of tthe others were as much on our side

frances

03/08/2012 13:53
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Well done girls!   It's great to see so many Scots winning medals, Aberdeen, Scotland, and the whole of the UK is so proud of you Katherine!!
03/08/2012 17:10
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I doubt whether any of our Olympians are Bi-curios, old, rich, lonely and fancy a bit of stock market biking naturalism, so why do these spammers insist on trying their luck on here?  As Chris Hoy and Bradley Wiggins might say "On yer Bikes!"
03/08/2012 16:08
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You said when you spoke at our Ladies Circle lunch at Eton Dorney a few months ago that you'd acheive GOLD . And guess what.............YOU DID IT!!!!!!!!!!! Huge congratulations to you both. Go Team GB
03/08/2012 18:29
03/08/2012 17:48
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Lovely caucasian specimen , got to be worth a camel or two
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Grainger and Watkins strike goldKatherine Grainger's quest for Olympic glory is over after she won a sensational gold medal with Anna Watkins in the women's double scull.pa.press.net2012-08-04T10:51:062012-08-04T10:51:06Katherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger's quest for Olympic glory is over after she won a sensational gold medal with Anna Watkins in the women's double scull.The British crew destroyed the field at Eton Dorney to add an Olympic crown to the two world titles they have won during two unbeaten years.Grainger and Watkins led from the start and were roared on to a commanding victory, beating Australia by a length with Poland taking a distant bronze.Grainger fell into an embrace with Watkins and acknowledged the support of the 30,000 crowd after finally tasting victory at an Olympics.After coming together in 2010, Grainger and Watkins have now won 23 consecutive races but none of them were as emotional as this as Grainger finally received the gold medal she craved.Grainger said: "I feel this medal, of all of them, is the people's medal. I feel so many people have been behind me and supported me and wanted this for me as much as I have."It's off the back of everyone I've ever worked with, everyone I've ever rowed with, everyone who's helped me going back to my family who were there from the beginning, to my friends at school, university."Every single person's been a part of this and it makes the medal seem so much more special."Britain's successful regatta continued with a pair of bronze medals either side of the double scull victory.George Nash and William Satch won bronze in the men's pair before Alan Campbell added bronze in the single sculls.seo_keywordsRowing Grainger/Watkins F11***Katherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medalsKatherine Grainger, left, and Anna Watkins celebrate with their gold medals

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