On From London to Rio

Despite pushing his body to breaking point for years five-times world rowing champion Mahe Drysdale cannot resist the lure of an Olympic gold medal. While Drysdale looks forward to the day he can eschew early morning starts sculling up and down Lake Karapiro and skip hours of road work on the bike, Drysdale’s pursuit of gold may not end in London. He might decide to “thrash” himself for four more years and compete in Rio in 2016, when he will be 37, he said. Despite the physical toll rowing takes on the body, Drysdale said he was coming into his prime at 33. “I just have to get through this year and see how it goes and then decide if I still have the passion.”


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One Point Closer to Hall of Fame for Lydia Ko

One Point Closer to Hall of Fame for Lydia Ko

New Zealander Lydia Ko has started her new season in style with victory at Florida’s Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions on the LPGA Tour, Mike Hall reports for the UK…