22 Jun 2009

Good day for NZ rowers in Munich

6:29 am on 22 June 2009

It's been a good final day for New Zealand rowers at the Munich World Cup regatta with wins in four finals after light weight single sculler Duncan Grant's gold on the penultimate day.

Single sculler Mahe Drysdale came from behind Britain's Alan Campbell to win a sprint to the line with Norway's Olaf Tufte third.

Drysdale says he held back on the first one thousand metres and is feeling very confident with a lot of racing ahead before he defends his world title in Poland in August.

Emma Feathery and Rebecca Scown won the women's pair, racing in the event together for the first time internationally, finishing 9/100th of a second ahead of China with Great Britain third.

Eric Murray and Hamish Bond led from the start too in the men's pair and won easily from Great Britain and the Netherlands.

Storm Uru and Peter Taylor built a big lead early in the light weight double scull and held it to easily beat Italy and Denmark.

Double scullers Matthew Trott and Nathan Cohen were pipped by Germany One with the other German crew crew finishing third.

Emma Twigg decided to follow her team mates and jumped out and into the lead at the start of the single scull but couldn't hold off the Czech Mirka Knapkova and finished second ahead of Russia's very experienced Julia Levina.

And the women's quad finished third,