Rowing’s magnificent Olympic tradition

Any Olympic gold is magnificent, but there was something particularly “New Zealand” about the way Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan won the men’s double sculls at Eton Dorney today.
The New Zealanders lagged almost last at the halfway point, but finished with a withering burst of speed that left their closest rivals floundering.
If we think of some of New Zealand’s other great Olympic triumphs, including Jack Lovelock, Peter Snell… Continue reading