North-east Army captain wins Team GB’s first gold medal
Tears of joy after GB storm to gold medal
LOSSIEMOUTH’S Heather Stanning shed tears of joy today after making Olympic history.
Heather Stanning and her partner Helen Glover became the first British women to win a rowing gold medal when they stormed to victory in the pairs final at Eton Dorney.
They also ended Team GB’s five-day wait to claim their first gold medal at London 2012.
Stanning and Glover left world champions New Zealand well in their wake as they stormed to victory, roared on by a crowd of 30,000.
Stanning, who is a captain in the Royal Artillery but stays in Lossiemouth, said: “I’m absolutely shattered and ecstatic all at the same time.”
The women were paired together in the Bath training programme only three years ago.