31 Aug 2009

NZ squad share gold honours at world champs

8:05 am on 31 August 2009

The New Zealand rowing squad doubled its gold medal tally on the final day of the world championships in Poznan, Poland.

Duncan Grant retained his lightweight single sculls title, and Storm Uru and Peter Taylor won their first world senior title in the lightweight double sculls.

Taylor said he couldn't believe how well their race went as they held off a late charge from France to retain their unbeaten record this season.

New Zealand and Germany each won four gold medals at the championship, but Germany won eight medals in all to New Zealand's five, with a silver and two more bronze medals.