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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