Grainger and Watkins take gold for Britain in women's double sculls

By Mike Rowbottom at Eton Dorney Lake

Anna Watkins_L_and_Katherine_Grainger_03-08-12August 3 - The packed stands here resounded with sustained celebration shortly after noon in salutation of a long journey which had ended in triumph for 36-year-old home rower Katherine Grainger, who partnered Anna Watkins to victory in the women's double sculls to secure Olympic gold after three successive silvers.

Britain's men's rowing four take silver in "brutal" race

By Mike Rowbottom at Eton Dorney Lake

Chris Bartley_Richard_Chambers_Rob_Williams_and_Peter_Chambers_02-08-12August 2 - Great Britain's lightweight men's four had to settle for silver at Eton Dorney today as what crew member Richard Chambers described as a "brutal" race saw them lose out by just a quarter of a second to South Africa, who claimed their first ever Olympic rowing gold.