Golden Oars Row the Isar

New Zealand has taken third place at the World Rowing Cup in Munich, after winning three golds and six medals. Lightweight women’s double scullers Southland’s Louise Ayling and Rotorua’s Julia Edward took gold finishing the race in 7m 22.88s, with the Danes a second and a-half back. Eric Murray and Hamish Bond continued their unbeaten run in international rowing since 2009. They have now won 15 straight major regattas and are favourites for the gold in London. Coach Calvin Ferguson was rapt with the response from his men. “There was no pressure on them going in. I said to them ‘keep it simple, trust each other and race to your strengths’,” Ferguson said. “They felt that there’s a lot more speed still to come and felt good about the race.”

Tags: Eric Murray  Hamish Bond  Julia Edward  Louise Ayling  Rowing  World Rowing Cup