Two golds for GB Rowing Team at World Championships
Olympic champions Mark Hunter and Zac Purchase proved they were back at their best by taking the first of the two golds won by the Great Britain rowing team today at the World Championships on New Zealand's Lake Karapiro - the second went to the newly-reformed British women's quadruple scull.
Purchase and Hunter dominated their lightweight men's double scull final for the outset to win in 7:13.47.
"We went out there and did our thing and came back in with a gold medal. That's fantastic", said Hunter.
"It was good to open the account for the Olympic boats here and you can't get better than that. We knew we were good we just had to go out and do it", added Purchase.
Beth Rodford, Frances Houghton, Annabel Vernon and Debbie Flood made up a first-half deficit to overhual reigning champions, the Ukraine, and win in 7:12.78.
"No-one does more than us, no-one trains on worse water than us. We just kept powering through. It felt good", said Vernon of the victory in testing winds.http://www.britishrowing.org/news/two-golds-gb-rowing-team-world-championships