Pure Gold

NZ’s Olympic team kept viewers at home on tenterhooks, waiting until the second week of the Games to begin the medal haul. Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell took gold in the double sculls rowing, Sarah Ulmer beat her own world record (twice) to take gold in the 3000m individual cycling pursuit, 2003 World Champion Ben Fouhy won silver in the K1 1,000m canoeing, and Hamish Carter and Bevan Docherty won gold and silver respectively in the men’s triathlon. The triathlon victory was NZ’s first one-two finish at the Olympics since 1996. “I didn’t come away with gold but who better to lose to than my teammate Hamish,” said Docherty, the reigning Triathlon World Champion. “We were fantastic, both of us. Hamish had a fantastic day and he deserved the gold.”


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