Medals in Boats and on Horses
New Zealanders Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan have won an Olympic gold medal in the London 2012 men’s double rowing. Double sculls pair Cohen and Sullivan had the eyes of the nation on them as they bid to bring home New Zealand’s third medal of the London 2012 Olympics. Cohen said before the race that he wouldn’t be surprised if all six boats are together heading into the last couple of hundred metres. “Looking at the heats and the semifinals that have been so far in some of the world cup racing over the last sort of year or two, that sort of thing, you can pretty much guarantee there’s going to be some pretty close finishes out there.” In other Olympic news, Juliette Haigh and Rebecca Scown won bronze in the women’s coxless pair rowing, while New Zealand also won bronze in the team three-day eventing at Greenwich Park. In cycling, the men’s pursuit team took bronze at the velodrome.