New Zealander Mahé Drysdale, 31, has won his fourth consecutive men’s single skulls title at the world rowing championships in Poznan, Poland. “I still can’t quite believe it,” Drysdale said. “This is the first year I’ve ever gone unbeaten in a season. It’s a nice way to start the new Olympic cycle.” The shocking images of Drysdale, visibly ill after his brave bronze medal row at last year’s Beijing Games, will not be easily forgotten. It is a source of motivation for Drysdale, who thrived being back on the podium’s top spot. “It’s nice to remember what the winning feeling is like.” Eric Murray and Hamish Bond also earned gold in the men’s coxless pair, while Emma-Jane Feathery and Rebecca Scown took bronze in the women’s coxless pairs.