3 Nov 2010

Adaptive rower faces final with confidence

10:46 am on 3 November 2010

New Zealand's only adaptive rower says he is feeling confident as he makes last-minute preparations for the final of his event at the World Rowing Championships on Lake Karapiro.

Danny McBride, a paraplegic, who races as an arms-and-shoulders single sculler, won his heat on Monday and is in the final on Wednesday.

Ninety-two of the 800 athletes at the event are adaptive and represent 19 of the 49 countries taking part.