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NZ athletes won four gold, two silver and a bronze medal at last week’s rowing world championships in Lucerne, Switzerland. Gold medals were won by Mahe Drysdale (single scull), Georgina and Caroline Evers-Swindell (doubles sculls), Duncan Grant (lightweight single scull) and Juliette Haigh and Nicky Coles (women’s pair). Storm Uru (lightweight single scull) and Nathan Twaddle and George Bridgewater (men’s pair) won silver medals, while Hamish Bond, Eric Murray, James Dallinger and Carl Meyer picked up bronze in the men’s four. “There’s definitely a general improvement on Amsterdam [world champs],” Rowing New Zealand’s high performance manager Andrew Matheson told NZPA. “There’s still some sharpening up to do and we’ve got five weeks to get that under our belt before Munich [world championships from August 16].”


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All Black Beauden Barrett Signs with Suntory

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