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Reading rowers storm to victory!

Great Britain celebrated their first gold medal of the London Olympic Games after Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, both based in Reading, stormed to victory in the final of the women's pair.

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Windsor Castle to celebrate rowers

Great Britain's Helen Glover and Heather Stanning being interviewed by ITV this morning. Credit: ITV Meridian

Images of British rowers, past and present, will be beamed on to Windsor Castle to celebrate the Olympic rowing competition.

The four-night light show begins on Saturday and is set to feature "action shots" of rowers such as Olympic winners Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, who train in Reading.

London 2012 chairman Lord Sebastian Coe said he was "delighted" the landmark was acting as a backdrop to the rowing competition.

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