Kōrero: Rowing

Hamish Bond and Eric Murray win gold, 2012 (1 o 3)

Hamish Bond and Eric Murray win gold, 2012

Of New Zealand's three rowing triumphs at the 2012 London Olympics, Hamish Bond and Eric Murray's victory in the coxless pairs was the most expected and most dominating. The pair had won world championships in 2009, 2010 and 2011, and in their heat of the pairs at London they recorded a world best time of 6 minutes 8.5 seconds. In the final they were in control by the 1,000-metre mark, halfway through the race, and they finished almost four and a half seconds ahead of the second boat. The pair successfully defended their Olympic title at the 2016 games in Rio. Once again they won comfortably, finishing 3 seconds ahead of the silver medallists.

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Photograph by Andrew Cornaga

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David Green, 'Rowing - International rowing, 1990s to 2017', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/41279/hamish-bond-and-eric-murray-win-gold-2012 (accessed 20 July 2024)

He kōrero nā David Green, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 19 Sep 2016