Two-time Olympic champion Heather Stanning has announced her retirement from rowing, ending her all-conquering partnership with Helen Glover.
Stanning, 31, and Glover became GB’s first female rowers to win back-to-back Olympic golds when they retained the coxless pairs title in Rio this year.
Their Olympic gold at London 2012 was the hosts’ first of the Games, and also the first in British women’s rowing.
“I don’t feel I’ve got anything else to prove to myself,” said Stanning.
The double world champion ends her rowing career having not lost a single race alongside Glover since the World Championships in Slovenia in 2011, their dominance in the women’s pair since extending to 39 consecutive victories.
Stanning, promoted to a major in the British army at the beginning of the year.