31 May 2010

Win for men's pair in Czech Republic

6:25 am on 31 May 2010

World champions Hamish Bond and Eric Murray have won the men's pairs title at the opening World Cup rowing regatta in Slovenia.

The pair led from the start and held off a strong finish from Britain.

Bond says they won and that was their plan.

Emma Twigg finished a superb second to legend Ekaterina Karsten of Belarus, but could be excused for being a tiny bit disappointed after leading her and the field for most of the race in what was the Hawkes Bay sculler's best international elite performance so far.