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London 2012: Brit rowing pair win gold medal

British rowing pair Anna Watkins and Katherine GraingerAFP

British rowing pair Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins have won a gold medal in the double sculls final.

It's the first gold medal for the pair who won the race at Eton Dorney in 6 minutes and 55 seconds.

Winning a gold medal is especially sweet for Katherine Grainger after she has missed out on gold in the last three Olympics.

They were hotly tipped to win after setting a new Olympic record in a heat earlier this week.

Australia came second in the race taking home the silver medal while Poland won bronze.

It's the fourth gold medal for Team GB in the last 24 hours.

Earlier on Friday morning, Britain won bronze in the men's pair and came fifth in the men's quadruple sculls.