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Hamish Bond

Rower, World Champion and London Gold Medalist

Hamish Bond is a New Zealand rower and Olympic gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympic Games. He along with Eric Murray have won four consecutive World Rowing Championships titles and currently hold the world best time. Since coming together as a pair in 2009, Bond and Murray have NEVER been beaten in any race of any competition and entered the 2012 Olympics men's pair final as stand-out favourites.

This tag was heightened further at the games by taking six seconds off the world record posting a time of 6:08.5 in their heat. The 'Kiwi Pair' were announced as the 'FISA World Rowing Crew of the Year' in 2011, and have been 'Halberg Team of the year' finalists five times - winning the title three times and the supreme award in 2013.

Outside of rowing Bond is also a fan of cycling; in 2009, he raced at elite level in New Zealand competing in the six-day Tour of Southland for the yellow jersey winning Zookeepers-Cycle Surgery team.

Whilst training for rowing competition Bond has graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Business Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Personal Financial Planning and now works part-time as a financial adviser.