At last GB have their first gold medal courtesy of Helen Glover & Heather Stanning dominating from the first quarter of the race. Glover & Stanning are products of the Great Britain recruitment programme for tall athletes. In front of 25,000 people Glover & Stanning sealed the gold with Australia taking silver and New Zealand taking bronze.
“It’s so surreal, it will take forever to sink in. We’re just really relieved, thank you so much everyone.”
“I was so shattered I’m just so overjoyed – I’m talking rubbish now as well.”