We couldn’t be prouder of the kiwi results at the Henley Royal Regatta. After 5 days of racing at this prestigious event, New Zealand crews took home five wins at the finals, including The Remenham Challenge Cup (women's eight), The Grand Challenge Cup (men's eight), The Hambleden Pairs Challenge Cup (women's pair), The Stonor Challenge Trophy (women's double) and The Princess Royal Challenge Cup (women's single).
We’re absolutely delighted for the crews and all the support teams who make this possible. These results really are world class and demonstrate the level of hardwork and commitment that our team put into this sport. We couldn’t be prouder.
Remenham Challenge Cup
New Zealand’s Waiariki Rowing Club Remenham Challenge Cup crew of Jackie Gowler, Ella Greenslade, Kerri Gowler, Beth Ross, Lucy Spoors, Kelsey Bevan, Emma Dyke, Grace Prendergast and Caleb Shepherd (coxswain) beat Leander Club and Imperial College London in the women’s eight final on Sunday local time.
Grand Challenge Cup
New Zealand’s Waiariki Rowing Club Grand Challenge Cup crew of Hamish Bond, Mahé Drysdale, Stephen Jones, Shaun Kirkham, James Lassche, Matt Macdonald, Brook Robertson, Philip Wilson and Sam Bosworth (coxswain) beat Leander Club and Oxford Brookes University in the men’s eight final on Sunday local time.
Hambleden Pairs Challenge Cup
Kerri Gowler and Grace Prendergast beat China’s X. Lin and R. Ju in the Hambleden Pairs Challenge Cup final.
The Stonor Challenge Trophy
Brooke Donoghue and Olivia Loe beat China’s S. Lu and Y. Yang in the Stonor Challenge Trophy final.
Princess Royal Challenge Cup
Emma Twigg won the final of the Princess Royal Challenge Cup against L. I. Scheenaard of the Netherlands.
Double Sculls Challenge Cup
Chris Harris and John Storey placed second in the Double Sculls Challenge Cup after J.E. Collins and G. E. Thomas won the final by one length.
These results come just weeks after the team got four golds, one silver and one bronze at World Rowing Cup II in late June.
We wish the Rowing NZ crew all the best for World Rowing Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland 13th to 15th July. A couple of members from the Rocket Foods team will be attending in person to cheer on the crews. Follow our friends at Rowing NZ on Instagram for daily updates and results.
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