Rowing: Drysdale unsure of future

Mahe Drysdale competiting in the Billy Webb Challenge. Photo / Wanganui Chronicle
Mahe Drysdale competiting in the Billy Webb Challenge. Photo / Wanganui Chronicle

Less than a fortnight out from a self-imposed deadline on his future, Olympic gold medallist rower Mahe Drysdale is still weighing up his future.

The single sculler has vowed to make a decision by the end of the year over his plans going forward, with the Billy Webb Challenge last weekend giving him a feel for being back in the boat.

Drysdale is still no closer to a decision.

"I guess I thought it was going to be an easy decision but it's taken me a lot longer than I thought.''

He said he's loving having freedom in his life, and says he's been looking at other career paths.

"Everyday it changes as to what I want to do so for me I've got to get away from rowing. So I'll be doing something else, but I need a challenge, I need something to really get my teeth stuck into.''

Drysdale said while he's a qualified accountant, it doesn't really appeal to go back to.

Immediately after his London win, Drysdale indicated a desire to compete in events such as Coast to Coast.

- Newstalk ZB

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