1 Sep 2013

Kiwi pair break world record with 16th title

8:48 am on 1 September 2013

Kiwi pair Hamish Bond and Eric Murray's unbeaten streak since 2009 is now a new world rowing record.

The Olympic gold medallists set the mark for the highest number of consecutive titles with their 16th straight triumph last night at the World Championships in Korea... Bond and Murray streaking home by almost seven seconds.

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.