Novice rower with the Midas touch brings Britain"s first gold
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.
- Monaco royals bring an extra touch of class to Academy Awards
- Stephen Root Brings Out His Characters
- King of the road: Bradley Wiggins adds Olympic gold to his Tour de France win
- Kate Hudson brings dash of sunshine to red carpet
- “Lonely Boy” singer Andrew Gold dead at 59