31 Aug 2013

NZ pair break world record at rowing championships

9:51 pm on 31 August 2013

The New Zealand mens rowing pair of Hamish Bond and Eric Murray have broken the world record for the highest number of consecutive wins.

The pair, who won gold at the London Olympics in 2012, secured another gold on Saturday at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Korea.

It's the pair's 16th win in a row, making them the new world record holders for consecutive wins.

The crew have not been beaten since coming together in 2009, winning four world championship men's pair titles as well as their first world championship in the coxless four this year.

It's New Zealand's second medal at the 2013 championships, after Kayla Pratt and Rebecca Scown earlier claimed a bronze in the women's pair.