6 Nov 2010

More medals for NZ rowers

7:07 am on 6 November 2010

New Zealand's medal tally stood at four at the World Rowing Championships on Friday afternoon.

Graham Oberlin-Brown and James Lassache won silver in the

lightweight coxless pair event at Lake Karapiro.

In the lightweight double sculls, Storm Uru and Peter Taylor were defending their title but had to settle for bronze.

Racing in a stiff headwind, they never came close to beating the British crew of Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter. Italy took silver.

The men's coxless four could only manage bronze behind winners France and Greece.

On Thursday, disabled rower Daniel McBride won New Zealand's first medal of the competition, winning bronze in the adaptive single scull.

Meanwhile, single lightweight sculler Duncan Grant failed to made it into the final of the event.

Grant, the current world champion, was beaten by rowers from Denmark, Slovakia and Italy in Friday's semifinal.