Gold for New Zealand pair in World Under 23 Rowing Champs

Published: Sun 15 Jul 2012 11:42 AM
Gold for New Zealand pair in World Under 23 Rowing Champs
New Zealand has its first medals from the Under 23 Rowing World Championships and there was a superb gold for the women's pair of Kayla Pratt and Kelsey Bevan in Trakai, Lithuania.
After a tense start where they were second at 500 metres behind Great Britain - the girls then powered away to take a tiny lead at halfway and kept on going to move out to a clear lead at the 1500 metre marker before coming home some five seconds to the good for the win. Britain took silver and Germany bronze.
There were also two bronze medals - for the men's coxed four of Michael Berry, Alex Kennedy, Axel Dickinson, Robert Kells and Caleb Shepherd and the women's quadruple scull of Olivia Loe, Genevieve Behrent, Lucy Spoors and Linda Matthews.

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