7 Nov 2010

Cohen and Sullivan take the gold, silver for Ayling

6:03 pm on 7 November 2010

New Zealand's ended the rowing World Championships at Lake Karapiro with 10 medals, third behind Great Britain and Germany, after double scullers Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan won gold on the last day.

Cohen and Sullivan overhauled Great Britain before the line in a great finish, the smaller double picking up their stroke rate to win by almost a boat length. France were third.

It's New Zealand's 10th medal at the championships, after Louise Ayling earlier took the silver medal for New Zealand in the lightweight women's single sculls.

Germany's Marie-Louise Draeger won by several boat-lengths while Ayling was pushed hard for second in a tight race with Italy's Laura Milani.

The New Zealand men's eight were fifth behind defending champions Germany, Great Britain, Australia and the Netherlands in the last race of the championship.

New Zealand won three gold, three silver and four bronze medals at the event.