Rowing: Women’s Pair Final
11:50am BBC1, BBC Olympics 2
Britain’s Helen Glover and Heather Stanning are unbeaten this year and enter this race as big favourites. It’s a cliché, but they’re really wonderful, down-to-earth girls. They have a chemistry that’s gone from strength to strength.
Before 2008 Helen wasn’t even rowing (Heather only began in 2006), but they soon burst onto the scene. In last year’s world championships they had a phenomenal race up to 1,750m, but didn’t have a final 250m sprint for the line. But this year they’ve put it all together and they look spectacular.
Barring a major equipment disaster, or the pressure getting to them — which it really shouldn’t; they’re professionals — there’s no reason why the new Olympic record holders won’t win Britain’s first ever women’s gold medal for rowing. Wednesday should be a very special day. Garry Herbert
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Ahead of today's gold medal races, read our beginner's guide to rowing