Scot Heather Stanning and Helen Glover have just won gold in the Women’s Pairs on the Olympic’s rowing lake at Eton Dorney.
They led all the way and won from a strong field in some style – a dream gold.
They are also the first British women ever to win a gold at any Olympic rowing event.
This is Team GB’s first gold of the London 2012 Games and the road of the crowd was indescribable.
At the medal ceremony, the crowd sang the National Anthem and, not for the first time, one has to ask why on earth Britain does not change this to Land of Hope and Glory.
No country’s national anthem should celebrate a monarch but the country itself – as others do.
And at an Olympic Games, as in anything one can think of, what is wrong with hope and glory?