GB women's double sculls gold

Katherine Grainger, who has won three consecutive Olympic silver medals, has finally won gold in the women's double sculls, along with partner Anna Watkins.

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Watkins thanks Britain for 'stupendous support'

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Thanks Great Britain for the stupendous support. We have a quiet moment in the car to Stratford- beginning to believe its real.

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Special coming up.. 1st ever tweet from Katherine.. over to you kg..

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KG: a huge thank you to everyone. Best day of my life. Thank you for being patient!

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Boris gets to grips with rules of rowing

Mayor of London Boris Johnson watched Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins win gold in the women's double sculls earlier today from inside the Tobacco Dock with members of the armed forces. He was visiting the accommodation in the old tobacco warehouse to see if conditions inside were adequate.

He was somewhat confused by the race, and the rules, and who was taking part, but cheered Team GB along merrily anyway.

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Clare Balding: Grainger & Watkins are 'heroines'

The BBC Olympics presenter Clare Balding tweeted her reactions during Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins' victory in the women's double sculls:

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I am sitting quietly in front of a TV preparing to cry for a week if Katherine Grainger & Anna Watkins win. Or cry for a year if they don’t

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GOLD!! Well done well done. Heroines. Grainger & Watkins. Let the tears flow

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Katherine Grainger set to bid for elusive Olympic gold

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Katherine Grainger is desperate for gold after three silver medals. Credit: PA Wire/PA Archive

After a trio of silvers at the last three Games, Katherine Grainger is set to begin her final quest for an Olympic gold medal.

The 36-year-old Scot, already Britain's most successful rower, partners Anna Watkins in the final of the women's double sculls at Eton Dorney as she bids to could crown a wonderful career on home waters.

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