Rowing: Unbeaten season for golden girls Helen Glover and Polly Swann


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Great Britain's Helen Glover and Polly Swann won gold in the women's pair at the World Rowing Championships in Chungju, South Korea.

"Even though last year was a home Olympic Games I had less pressure on me going into it," said Glover. "We were relatively unknown but this year there was more weight on my shoulders and I'm proud of the way we coped with it."

Glover, the Olympic champion, and her partner Swann had already won three World Cup regattas this year and finish the season unbeaten.

Peter and Richard Chambers won bronze in the lightweight men's double sculls, while there was also a bronze in the men's quadruple sculls for Graeme Thomas, Sam Townsend, Charles Cousins and Peter Lambert after they raced through the last 1,500m in dynamic fashion. It was the first time a British team had won a medal in the event.