Unbeatable on the Thames
New Zealand have beaten the British at the five-day Henley Royal Regatta winning gold in four finals. New Zealand won the head-to-head clashes 3-2, Mahé Drysdale getting revenge for the 2007 final against Alan Campbell in the Diamonds, and Matthew Trott and Nathan Cohen outgunning Matt Wells and Stephen Rowbotham in the Double Sculls. British Olympic champions beaten by New Zealand rivals at World Cup Regatta in Munich Drysdale showed why he is a triple-world champion by taking the race to Campbell from the start. The Briton led for a few strokes, but the New Zealander’s long reach and powerful frame soon took control, and Campbell never got the chance to put him under pressure. “It was like I had Mahé on my back and was pulling him along,” Campbell said. “We’ve got to find a way to beat him. He’s in incredible form.” Hamish Bond and Eric Murray won in the pairs while Emma Twigg took out the women’s singles sculls. New Zealand interrupted their World Cup programme in Lucerne, Switzerland for the British regatta.