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Rio 2016: Team GB wins two gold medals in Olympic rowing

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It was a double whammy for Team GB in Rio on Friday afternoon, as they took home two rowing gold medals within minutes. The victories take Great Britain's total golds to 17, meaning they move up to fourth in the table.

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning stormed ahead during the Women's Pair race, beating New Zealand by a clear 1.2 seconds with a total time of 7:18:29s. The duo's winning streak now stretches back 39 races - and they unsurprisingly felt the pressure.

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Helen Glover and Helen Stanning won gold in the Women's Pair race

Speaking after the race, Helen said: "The pressure was immense. London was a home games and there was nothing more special but this is a defending title – it means so much."

The Men's Four followed shortly after, with Mohammed Sbihi, George Nash, Constantine Louloudis and Alex Gregory taking gold on a time of 58:61s. Australia came in second, 1:83s behind Team GB, and Italy took the Bronze medal.

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Team GB also stormed ahead in the Men's Four race

It's the Great British rower's fifth consecutive Olympic title.  

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Adam later told BBC Sport: "I don't know what was happening four years ago but today sitting on the start line was horrible, it was torturous. But we nailed that. It was our perfect race at the right time on the right day." 

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