Story: Rowing

Lynley Hannen and Nikki Payne

Lynley Hannen and Nikki Payne show their joy after winning a bronze medal at the Seoul Olympics in 1988 in the women's pairs. They were the first New Zealand women to win an Olympic medal in rowing. Listen to the commentary of the race by former national coach Harry Mahon, in which the Romanians and Bulgarians quickly established themselves in first and second places. The East Germans had been third for the first half of the race, but Hannen and Payne passed them to gain the bronze.

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David Green, 'Rowing - International rowing, 1920s to 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/41274/lynley-hannen-and-nikki-payne (accessed 14 November 2018)

Story by David Green, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 19 Sep 2016