Medal Haul in Beijing
Hastings twins Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell took gold medals in the double skulls beating their German rivals by 0.01 sec, the win on the same day Mahe Drysdale won a bronze in the single skulls and George Bridgewater and Nathan Twaddle won a bronze in the men’s pair. Like the millions of spectators, the Evers-Swindells initially had no idea who had won after crossing the line. “I looked across and the Germans were happy and I thought maybe they’d got it … and then someone said New Zealand had won,” Georgina said. Ashburton cyclist Hayden Roulston won silver in the men’s individual pursuit at the Laoshan velodrome.