16 Jul 2013

Bond and Murray set more records

7:50 am on 16 July 2013

New Zealand rowing crews picked up three golds, two silver and one bronze medal at the third and final Rowing World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Olympic champions Eric Murray and Hamish Bond continued their status as the world's best in the men's pair winning their race five seconds ahead of their nearest rivals Italy, in a time of six minutes 21.28 seconds.

In doing so, they also set a record-equalling 15 top-flight victories in a row.

New Zealand High Performance Manager Alan Cotter says despite no other crews seriously challenging the pair, they constantly set themselves targets.

The New Zealand lightweight men's four also picked up gold, as did the men's double scull of Robbie Manson and Michael Arms.