Golden Attitude Prevails

New Zealand’s rowing heroes Dunedin-born Hamish Bond, 26, and Hastings-born Eric Murray, 30, maintained their three-year unbeaten run by winning gold in the men’s pair at the Olympic rowing regatta. Bond and Murray, one of the most dominant crews in world rowing, won in 6 minutes, 16.65 seconds. France was two lengths behind to take silver and Britain won bronze. “It’s about 450 grams of pure grit, determination, attitude and belief that we could do it,” Murray said, pointing to his gold medal. It is New Zealand’s third gold of the regatta. Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan won the men’s double sculls, while five-time world champion Mahe Drysdale took the men’s single sculls title.


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Blyth Tait Calls Time on Second Eventing Career

Blyth Tait Calls Time on Second Eventing Career

Former Olympic and world champion New Zealander Blyth Tait has retired from eventing for a second time, aged 58, Britain’s Horse & Hound magazine reports. Tait had had his eye on a…