Olympic gold medalists Kat Copeland and Sophie Hosking have praised the support they've been given from the public after their Women's lightweight double sculls final victory.
Kat Copeland's clubmates at Tees Rowing Club pay tribute to her after her gold medal triumph at the Olympics. They were watching on a big screen in Middlesbrough as she won the lightweight women's double sculls alongside Durham University graduate Sophie Hosking.
Kat Copeland and her rowing partner Sophie Hosking have been given their own Royal Mail stamp after their gold medal win in the Women's lightweight double sculls.
After her Olympic final victory alongside Sophie Hosking in the lightweight women's double sculls, Kat Copeland told BBC Sport:
– Kat Copeland, Olympic champion
"I can't believe this is real, that we just won. We just won the Olympics! I've been trying all week not to think about it because it's made me cry every time.
"So I've been trying to just not think about it. Then when we were on the last 50... I can't believe that just happened.
"I know this isn't the Oscars, but can I just say thanks to my mum and dad because we've been through some bumps and I don't know if they always wanted me to just row all the time."
Club mates of Olympic gold medal winner Kat Copeland cheered her every stroke at Middlesbrough town centre's big screen.
The Tees Rowing Club member won the North East's first gold at London 2012 in the lightweight women's double sculls, alongside Durham University graduate Sophie Hosking.
Kat Copeland has won the region's first London 2012 gold medal, winning the lightweight women's double sculls at Eton Dorney.
Kat was born in Ashington, but lives in Stockton and rows for Tees Rowing Club.
She won alongside Sophie Hosking, for Team GB's 10th gold medal.