Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Duo's Gold Is Oarsome

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Duo's Gold Is Oarsome

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Helen Glover and Heather Stanning stormed to gold at Rio 2016, retaining their Olympic women's pair title in style.

Four years on from lighting up London 2012, their unbeaten run stretching back to 2011 was never in doubt on a dank morning in Brazil.

Glover and Stanning led from the outset, winning in seven minutes 18.29 seconds to become the first female British rowers to retain their Olympic crown.

Stanning said: "It is not done until it is done. You have to cross the line first. We knew it was important to get a good start and that iswhat we did.

"To be fair I think my first stroke was pretty shoddy. I was a bit slow reacting compared to what I can do."

Glover added: "It was good, it was great, Heather was amazing.

"We just have say a massive, massive thank you to Robin (Williams) our coach.

"He just put that together, that is for him - four years of hard work.

"He has been really ill, he has been away from home for most of the year and he deserves to be up here with us speaking to you guys. …

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