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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.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking of Great Britain celebrate winning gold in the Lightweight Women's Double Sculls Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 4, 2012

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

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Olympics rowing: Sophie Hosking & Katherine Copeland win gold

London 2012: Katherine Copeland thanks parents after winning gold

Sophie Hosking (right) and Katherine Copeland celebrate winning gold in the final of the lightweight women's double sculls

Olympic Games gold medalists: Women’s lightweight double sculls pair, Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking of Great Britain.