Novice rower with the Midas touch brings Britain"s first gold

Novice rower with the Midas touch brings Britain"s first gold

Novice rower with the Midas touch brings Britain
Four years after first getting in a rowing boat, Helen Glover can now boast that she is an Olympic gold medallist in the sport.

Not that the PE teacher is one for blowing her own trumpet.

After blazing over the finish line with her partner Heather Stanning, she could only laugh shyly in response to questions about whether the scale of the achievement had sunk in.

What these two had done in the space of seven minutes at Eton Dorney Rowing Centre a short distance away from Windsor Castle was revive a nation”s hopes.

Her royal chateleine was not at home to hear the wall of noise that greeted their oarsome victory. But her grandsons Princes William and Harry and daughter, the Princess Royal, put their stamp on the celebrations.

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