Story: Parades and protest marches

Champion rowers (3rd of 3)

Champion rowers

Twin sisters Georgina (left) and Caroline Evers-Swindell, champion rowers, are among a small group of New Zealand athletes to defend an Olympic gold medal, winning in the women’s double sculls at Beijing in 2008. It was the first time in Olympic history that the women’s double scull title had been successfully defended. On their return to New Zealand, their home town of Cambridge hosted a victory parade for the double-medal champions.

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Ben Schrader, 'Parades and protest marches - Royalty, sport, commerce', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010