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Glover makes winning return on the water

The pair last rowed together at London 2012 where they won gold Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Olympic Champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning made a winning return to rowing as they took gold in the women's pair at the World Cup Regatta in France. It was the first time Helen who's from Cornwall had teamed up with her partner since winning gold at the London Olympics in 2012.

Penzance rower Helen Glover wins gold again

Helen Glover with her 2012 Olympic gold medal. Credit: PA

Penzance rower Helen Glover and her team mate Polly Swann this morning won gold in the Coxless Pairs at the World Rowing Championships in Chungju, South Korea.

The pair were also victorious at the World Rowing Cup earlier this year. Today's win caps a triumphant year for Glover - she won the first GB gold medal of the 2012 Olympics along with team mate Heather Stanning.

Glover, 27, was born in Truro, Cornwall, and grew up in Penzance.


Cornwall's Helen Glover takes gold at World Cup

Helen Glover and Polly Swanncelebrate with their gold medals Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire

Cornwall's Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover and her Great Britain team-mate Polly Swann have taken gold in the women's pair at the World Rowing Cup at Eton Dorney. The pair fought off a late challenge from New Zealand to win by a length, with Germany coming third.

It was a return for Helen, to the scene of her 2012 Olympic triumph. Helen and her partner Heather Stanning won Team GBs first gold of the games in the coxless pairs.

The event was held in the UK for the first time in 8 years.

Helen Glover and Polly Swann winning gold Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire


Helen Glover arrives in Penzance

Helen Glover Credit: Kathy Wardle

Helen Glover has been taking part in a victory bus tour through her home town of Penzance.

The ‘Victory Bus’ set off from Newlyn Quarry travelled past Helen’s parents’ Ice Cream shop and the Golden Post Box near the harbour.

Victory bus tour Credit: Kathy Wardle
Outside Helens parents ice cream shop in Newlyn Credit: Kathy Wardle
Helen gets off bus at golden postbox to greet crowds in Penzance Credit: Kathy Wardle
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