Heather Stanning - Plewlands 2003
Heather Stanning (Plewlands 2003) wins Silver in the World Rowing Championships, in Karapiro, New Zealand.
Heather Stanning and her rowing partner Helen Glover - ranked the ninth and 10th sweep rowers in the GB women's squad - secured their silver with an assured performance in the women’s pairs.
They finished a length ahead of world champions, the United States, who snatched bronze, while a raucous home crowd cheered the Kiwi pair to gold.
Heather said ‘I definitely think we came to the final thinking we needed to be on the podium. I suppose other people probably didn't think that but we knew we had it within us’.
This represents a terrific achievement and we wish them every success as they move towards London 2012.