Gold Rush

NZ won a staggering four gold medals at the world rowing championships in Kaizu, Japan. The unbeatable Evers-Swindell twins (Georgina and Caroline) won the women’s double sculls, Nathan Twaddle and George Bridgewater the men’s pairs, Nicky Coles and Juliette Haigh the women’s pairs, and Mahe Drysdale the men’s single sculls. The victories all took place within a 45 minute period, thus replacing Peter Snell and Murray Halberg’s gold medal efforts at the 1960 Olympics as NZ’s most successful hour of international sport. World renowned head coach, Dick Tonks, is under contract to the NZ rowing team until the conclusion of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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