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Rio rowing gold for Heather and Helen

Heather and Helen have won the gold medal Credit: PA

Heather Stanning from Reading and Helen Glover from Caversham have won gold in the women's pair rowing event.

Their winning time of 7:18.29 was almost a second quicker than silver medallists Genevieve Behrent and Rebecca Scown from New Zealand.

Hedvig Rasmussen and Anne Andersen from Denmark edged out Team USA to claim bronze.

Glover and Stanning won the event in London 2012 and remain undefeated in 36 races, stretching back to 2011.

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No rowing today at Olympics because of high winds

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Reading hockey player secures win for Team GB

Goals from Lily Owsley and Alex Danson secure the three points

Reading hockey ace Alex Danson scored the winning goal as Great Britain got their Olympic campaign off to a perfect start.

Danny Kerry's side - who won bronze at London 2012 - beat Australia 2-1 in Rio.

Their next match is against India tomorrow night.

Great Britain beat Australia 2-1 in opening Olympic match
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