Monday, 8 August 2016

Rio Olympics 2016: Helen Glover and Heather Stanning win Gold

Great Britain's Helen Glover and Heather Stanning successfully defended their Olympic title by winning gold in the women's pair at Rio 2016.

The world champions, who won Britain's first gold of the London Games in 2012, led from the start as they finished 1.2 seconds clear of New Zealand in a time of seven minutes, 18.29 seconds.



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Rio Olympics 2016: Katherine Grainger and Victoria Thornley win double sculls silver




Katherine Grainger became Britain's most decorated female Olympian by taking silver alongside Victoria Thornley in the double sculls.
The pair led for much of the race but were beaten to the gold medal by Poland's Magdalena Fularczyk-Kozlowska and Natalia Madaj, who won by 0.95 seconds, with Lithuania in third.
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