29 Aug 2013

Drysdale considers training options

7:36 am on 29 August 2013

The Olympic rowing champion Mahe Drysdale says he won't be giving up training on his bike despite his latest incident hampering his bid to defend his single sculls world title at the rowing world champs in South Korea.

Drysdale failed to make the semi-finals yesterday having returned to training only three months ago, following a year off after the London Games.

He was also competing with a fractured rib after being knocked off his bike while training in the lead up to the event.

It's his third bike-training mishap, but he's dismissing his accidents as simply bad luck.

Despite his disappointment, Drysdale says the trip to Soiuth Korea to defend his title certainly wasn't a waste of time.