Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins celebrate at Eton Dorney  Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals during the Victory Ceremony for the women's Double Sculls final on Day 7 of the Games.

Day 7 - Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins teamed up to win Great Britain gold in the Women's Double Sculls.

A portrait of Katherine Grainger a member of the Great Britain Olympic team during the Team GB Kitting Out ahead of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on…

A portrait of Katherine Grainger a member of the Great Britain Olympic team during the Team GB Kitting Out ahead of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on…

Katherine Grainger (left) and Anna Watkins

In pictures: Team GB's golden stamps

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals

After settling for silver at the past three Olympics, it was gold at last for rower Katherine Grainger (left). She and Anna Watkins won the double sculls final on the first Friday.

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain celebrate after winning gold in the Women's Double Sculls final on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney

Gold medals for Anna Watkins and Kath Grainger, with bronze for Alan Campbell and the team of George Nash and Will Satch at the London 2012 Olympics

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals draped in a Union Jack during the medal ceremony for the Women's Double Sculls final on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 3, 2012 in Windsor, England.

Anna Watkins in Olympics Day 7 - Rowing

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals draped in a Union Jack during the medal ceremony for the Women's Double Sculls final on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Katherine Grainger and Vicky Thornley of Great Britain train at Lagoa Rodrigo de…

Katherine Grainger and Vicky Thornley of Great Britain train at Lagoa Rodrigo de…

Great Britain won a fourth gold medal in Rio when the men's cycling sprint team retained their title on the day Katherine Grainger became the country's most decorated female Olympian.

Rio 2016: Cycling gold for GB as Grainger makes history - day six round-up

Rio Cycling gold for GB as Grainger makes history - day six round-up

Great Britain's Katherine Grainger (left) and Anna Watkins celebrate winning gold in the women's double sculls at Eton Dorney Rowing Lake, Windsor.

Pictures Of The Day: 3 August 2012

If at first you don't succeed: Katherine Grainger (left) celebrates winning gold alongside Anna Watkins (right), after three silver medals.

Great Britain's Anna Watkins (L) and Katherine Grainger pose on the podium after receiving their gold medals for the women's double sculls final

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins – Gold Medal - Women's Rowing Double Sculls

Great Britain's Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins celebrate their gold medal win

London 2012 Olympics: rowing finals – as they happened

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins - London 2012 Olympics: Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins smash record in rowing double sculls

Our Olympic picture of the day. Picture editor Jessica Mann says: "This shows the excitement as Katherine Grainger (left) and Anna Watkins cross the line in the women's double sculls and get a gold medal for Great Britain."

Our Olympic picture of the day. Picture editor Jessica Mann says: "This shows the excitement as Katherine Grainger (left) and Anna Watkins cross the line in the women's double sculls and get a gold medal for Great Britain.

The Independent - Katherine Grainger

Britain's Katherine Grainger (front) and Anna Watkins celebrate winning gold in the women's double sculls at the London 2012 Olympic Games, August

Katherine Grainger (R) and Vicky Thornley

© Getty - Grainger Becomes Britain's Top Female Olympian: Grainger and teammate Victoria Thornley came close to winning in Rio but were narrowly beaten by Poland's Magdalena Fularczyk and Natalia Madaj.

Team GB, Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins smashed an Olympic record for women's double scull by nearly 5 seconds

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins win Olympic gold for Great Britain in women's double sculls

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