26 Jul 2012

NZ pair ready - whatever the weather

10:47 am on 26 July 2012

The New Zealand favourites to win the men's pair rowing event at the London Games say they're ready to perform at their best - no matter what the weather throws at them.

Hamish Bond and Eric Murray are the three-time World Champions in the pairs and unbeaten since 2009.

The weather in London is expected to be very changeable over the next week, but Bond says he and Murray are comfortable rowing in any conditions.

"We do train in pretty much all conditions so ... we'll be happy that we can perform to our capabilities."

The pair first compete in heats at the Eton Dorney Rowing Centre, about 40km west of London, on Saturday.