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Olympic record for GB rowers

Team GB rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning have qualified for the pair's final in an Olympic record time at Eton Dorney this morning.

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Olympic record for Team GB women's rowing pair as they cruise into the final

Great Britain's Heather Stanning, right, and Helen Glover during a women's rowing pair heat in Eton Dorney. Credit: AP Photo/Armando Franca

Team GB rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning have qualified for the pair's final in an Olympic record time.

They held off the challenge from the United States to win in 6 min 57.29 breaking the mark set by Australia in 1996.

They now take their place in Wednesday's final at Eton Dorney.

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