Rowers Heather Stanning and Helen Glover say they are overwhelmed to have won Britain's first gold in the 2012 Olympics.
The world silver medalists won in the women's pair, clocking seven minutes 27.13 seconds to become the first British female rowers to win an Olympic title.
The duo ended Britain's five-day wait for gold, while Australia claimed silver and New Zealand bronze.
Speaking after the win Helen said: "Four years ago I was watching it on TV and was actually in Nottingham and I'd been rowing for two months.
I started rowing with the aim to get one of these around my neck, but to have it is just testament to a lot of hard work and a massively fantastic support network that I've got".