10 Jul 2017

Golden haul for New Zealand rowers

7:25 am on 10 July 2017

New Zealand has won six gold medals and a silver on the final day of racing at the latest world cup rowing event in Lucerne.

World record holding single sculler Robbie Manson was in a class of his own leaving a strong field including double Olympic medallist and four-time world champion Ondrej Synek in his wake as he won by two boat lengths.

"It was hard work, I didn't feel very good off the start but I just tried to focus on the process and do what I know works for me," he said.

Robbie Manson wins Poland World Cup gold 2017.

Robbie Manson wins Poland World Cup gold 2017. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

"I trusted my plan, and just kept my foot down so it worked well," said Manson.

It was a closer race for gold medallists John Storey and Chris Harris in the men's double sculls final.

The duo won their second world cup gold medal leading from the gun to edge out Poland.

Brooke Donoghue and Olivia Loe won gold in the women's double sculls with a dominant display, while Zoe McBride and Jackie Kiddle scored their first world cup gold medal in the lightweight women's double sculls.

Jamie Hunter and Tom Murray led from start to finish in the men's pair beating Olympic and world champions Martin and Veltn Sinkovic of Croatia, who are making their debut in the pair following a successful double sculls career.

Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler won their second world cup gold in the women's pair while the women's eight won a silver medal.