GB rowers smash Olympic record
Team GB's Helen Glover and Heather Stanning laid down a marker in the women's pair as they set an Olympic record in their heat.
The first morning of rowing at Eton Dorney has given the host nation a great deal of hope there could be a record medal haul from the sport, with Glover and Stanning strong favourites for gold.
The British pair haven't lost since last year's World Championships, taking gold in all three World Cup events in the build up to the Olympic Games.
Glover and Stanning continued their recent excellent form with a great win in their heat, coming home a length ahead of the United States pair in a time of six minutes 57.29 seconds to set a new Olympic record.
Glover said: "Plan A is always to expect to race to the line, and plan B is to conserve what we can. In the last 500m we rowed like how we felt we wanted to row.
"We are going to sit with our feet up today, and in the next couple of days we'll keep ticking over by doing some training, and the final will be the peak of our season."
Great Britain will meet Australia and New Zealand in Wednesday's final after they came home in first and second respectively in the day's other heat.