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

Large image of the Team GB Gold Medal Winner First Day Cover - Helen Glover & Heather Stanning

Large image of the Team GB Gold Medal Winner First Day Cover - Helen Glover & Heather Stanning

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.

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 - 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.

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.

The first gold medal stamps featuring Team GB Olympic champions Bradley Wiggins, Helen Glover and Heather Stanning.

The first gold medal stamps featuring Team GB Olympic champions Bradley Wiggins, Helen Glover and Heather Stanning.

Team GB Helen Glover and Heather Stanning

Team GB Helen Glover and Heather Stanning

Rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning wave to spectators after their win in the coxless pairs brought Team GB its first gold medal of the Olympics Photographer: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian

Rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning wave to spectators after their win in the coxless pairs brought Team GB its first gold medal of the Olympics Photographer: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian

Greeting the champions: The Duchess of Cambridge meets Heather Stanning, centre, and Helen Glover

Royal salute to Little Mermaid: Queen and Duchess celebrate Britain's Olympic and Paralympic stars at Buckingham Palace

Greeting the champions: The Duchess of Cambridge meets Heather Stanning, centre, and Helen Glover

Way to go Helen Glover and Heather Stanning for winning gold in the  Women’s Pair.  It was both the first gold for Team GB, but also the first-ever rowing gold for British Women.

Way to go Helen Glover and Heather Stanning for winning gold in the Women’s Pair. It was both the first gold for Team GB, but also the first-ever rowing gold for British Women.

Team GB medals: Heather Stanning and Helen Glover won gold in the women's rowing pair

Team GB's medals - in pictures

Team GB medals: Heather Stanning and Helen Glover won gold in the women's rowing pair

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