Great Britain's Helen Glover (left) and Heather Stanning show off their gold medals after winning the women's pair final at Eton Dorney on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on 1st August. It is the first ever gold meal won by a British women's rowing crew at the Olympic Games.
Royal Mail printed stamps to commemorate every Team GB gold medal at London 2012 and issued them within 24 hours of the win. The first to be honoured were rowers Helen Glover (left) and Heather Stanning who produced a stunning victory in the pairs on the morning of the fifth day, Wednesday 1 August.
Helen Glover and Heather Stanning became the first British female rowers to defend an Olympic title and they did so in commanding fashion, leading from the front to win gold in the women’s pair and extend one of the most dominant records in world sport.