In 2008, Great Britain's Helen Glover began rowing after her mother saw an ad in a newspaper calling for tall athletes to try rowing as part of the British talent identification program. She had played sports her entire life and competed internationally in cross country. Four years later she stood on top of the medal podium with her partner, Heather Stanning, after winning gold in the Women's Pair at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
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