The world silver medallists clocked a time of 7:27.13 to also become the first British female rowers to win an Olympic title.
Who are they?
Reserves two years ago, Heather Stanning and Helen Glover have transformed themselves into a world-beating crew. They are unbeaten in 2012, having won gold in all three World Cups before setting an Olympic best in the first heat to qualify for the final
Well done girls!