MAHE DRYSDALE’S WIN & A GOLDEN HOUR – NEW ZEALAND ROWING CREWS NEWS
Rowing News: “New Zealand have celebrated a golden hour on the water at the London Olympics, winning two rowing gold medals on Eton Dorney.
Single sculler Mahe Drysdale overcame bouts of crippling nerves (Mahe had vomitted up his breakfast earlier – sh*t happens at the brink of crucial moments of history) and rowed to victory in his final to add to the gold won by the men’s pair barely half an hour earlier.
Three-time world champions Eric Murray and Hamish Bond cruised to a gold medal in the men’s Olympic pair in the most comprehensive victory of the regatta.
Watch it happen below. Absolutely amazing! Murray and Bond are described as “the greatest crew of their generation.”
Source: Two of NZ’s favorite broadcasters, Miriama Kamo in New Zealand and Simon Dallow reporting from London, present the groovy golden hour story–TVNZ. Photo: TV3:
Source 2: TV3′s Melissa Davies.
Drysdale’s win is quite remarkable. TVNZ writers note:
“Drysdale’s achievement is all the more remarkable given he had to pull out of the last big regatta before the games after he was knocked off his bike in Munich.
He suffered a grade two AC joint injury to his shoulder, some soreness in his ribs, and cuts and bruises, but said he considered merely a “speed-bump” on his road to Olympic glory.
That road is now at an end, and as it happened, it proved to be paved with gold.” Right on!
Photo - Mahe Drysdale at the finish line - TV3.
Well, a big thank you to these five cool Kiwi kids, golden mums then and their dads too! :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.8.12~