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Katherine Copeland, Olympic rowing champion from Ashington.

Golden girls! Hosking and Copeland create history on the lake Great Britain's Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking have won the gold medal in the women's double sculls. The British crew were roared to victory by over a length.

Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking storm to gold to claim GB's first ever women's lightweight doubles title

It could be one of the images of the Olympics: Katherine Copeland’s startled face after her boat had romped to a crushing victory.


Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals during the medal ceremony for the women's Lightweight Double Sculls final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney.

Great Britain's Katherine Copeland, left, and Sophie Hosking celebrate on the podium after winning the gold medal for the lightweight women's rowing double sculls in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.

Anyone else see the fingers under the flowers? That looks soooo weird with no accompanying arm! (Great Britain's Katherine Copeland cries during the award ceremony for the lightweight women's rowing double sculls)


Kings (and queens) of the sitting-down sports: Cycling, rowing and equestrian success puts Team GB on brink of historic gold medal haul

Fighting back the tears: GB Lightweight double sculls winners Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hoskins let it all out