5 Sep 2011

Drysdale reaps rewards after making changes

10:17 am on 5 September 2011

The New Zealand rowing team will head to next year's London Olympics with a record 12 crews after finishing the world championships in Slovenia with nine medals, New Zealand's biggest ever haul at a world champs.

The men's lightweight double scullers Storm Uru and Peter Taylor and single sculler Emma Twigg rounded off New Zealand's tally with a silver and bronze respectively, with the men's four the final crew to book their tickets to London after finishing second in the B final.

Yesterday Mahe Drysdale reclaimed his single sculls crown with a record-equalling fifth world title and Rowing New Zealand's high performance manager Alan Cotter says Drysdale now has his sights firmly set on achieving his ultimate goal of Olympic gold.