Rowing: Bond and Murray triumph

By Andrew Alderson in Chungju

The New Zealand men's pair of Hamish Bond and Eric Murray have won their fourth title and a 16th straight international regatta. Photo / Getty
The New Zealand men's pair of Hamish Bond and Eric Murray have won their fourth title and a 16th straight international regatta. Photo / Getty

The New Zealand men's pair of Hamish Bond and Eric Murray have won their fourth title and a 16th straight international regatta at the rowing world championships.

They triumphed by a margin of 6.76s (about three lengths) over France with the Netherlands further back.

The Patea Maori Club's Poi E blasted out of the loud speakers after they hit the line.
Bond and Murray edged ahead at the 500m before extending their lead to 4.05s by the 1000m and 5.33s by the 1500m.

The women's pair of Rebecca Scown and Kayla Pratt earned bronze in their first year together.

Britain won the race with ease while a struggle ensued between Romania, New Zealand and United States through the middle 1000m. The Americans dropped off towards the end.

- NZ Herald

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