Identical twins from Teddington have their eyes set on the Olympics after grabbing the gold medal at a regatta.

Olivia Janss Lafond, 12, and sister, Annalisa Jasss Lanford, who is three minutes younger, won the junior 13 quads, at Kingston regatta, on July 9.

Olivia, a Teddington school pupil, had previously just celebrated setting a world indoor rowing record, on a Concept2 rowing machine, at Kingston Rowing club last week

The elder twin said: "I was very annoyed at my mum because as you can imagine it takes a lot out of you to do a 1000m row.

"In the end, they let me keep my first attempt because the rowing machine had recorded a verification code.”

The new world-record holder recorded a time of three minutes and 41 seconds over 1000 metres, making her the fastest female 12-year-old rower in the world

"Winning is great but doing it with your twin sister I suppose makes it all the more special - It is obviously a dream for both of us to win a gold medal together.”

Olivia and twin Annalisa have ambitions to be the first identical twins to win a gold medal for Team GB.

Annalisa said: "As a sister I am extremely proud of her -we were all in the dog house when we did not record the first attempt but it all ended up fine in the end.

“It's great being in the boat with Olivia and winning. She makes it really easy because she is so amazingly strong.”