FOUR weeks ago, supermum Sarah Tait went under the knife to prepare for the London Games. On Wednesday, she'll attempt to continue British female rowing's Olympic pain.
Britain, the world's top-ranked rowing nation, have surprisingly never won gold in a women's event but they're brimming with expectation of a breakthrough at Eton Dorney.
Heather Stanning and Helen Glover are red-hot favourites to end the drought in the women's pair.
Stanning and Glover have dominated World Cup competition this year, winning all three races, before also setting a new Olympic best time in Saturday's heat as they thrashed world champions New Zealand.
While the British women have taken all before them, Australian duo Tait and Kate Hornsey have endured a disrupted preparation due to injury.
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