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Britain wins first rowing gold in women's pair at London Olympics

08-01-2012 19:45 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

ETON DORNEY, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won the women's pair rowing gold for Britain at the London Olympic Games at the Eton Dorney Lake here on wednesday.

This is the first gold medal for the host at the Games as the british duo finished the race in 7 minutes and 27.13 seconds. They set an Olympic best time in qualifying for the final.

Australia's Kate Hornsey and Sarah Tait won the silver medal in 7:29.86. The bronze medal went to New Zealand's world champions Juliette Haighand Rebecca Scown in 7:30.19.



Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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