Hamish Bond is part of 'New Zealand's Golden Pair' with Eric Murray, who claimed Gold at the Rio Olympics, their 69th consecutive win!
In 2013 Murray and Bond set the record for the most consecutive events wins out of any rowers in history, setting a string of 16 consecutive World Rowing Events. Hamish and Eric returned from London 2012 Olympics as gold medalists - blitzing the rest of their field and claiming a new world record in their heat.
Bond and Murray together won the New Zealand Halberg sports awards, team of the year award in 2007 as part of the fours, then 2009 and 2012. In 2012 they were also awarded Supreme Award Winners.
Bond was born in Dunedin in 1986. He was attracted to rowing as a teenager rowing at Otago Boys High School and by the time he was 20, was a member of the national senior team.
Hamish Bond and Eric Murray have formed one of the greatest combinations in rowing history. The pair were also World Champs in the men’s four in 2007 but bombed at the Beijing Olympics. Being able to learn and bounce back from this experience has been crucial to their current success. Having lived in each other’s pockets for more years than they'd like to count - the Kiwi Pair have an interesting and successful approach to working as a team. Having learned from Beijing, and knowing what they wanted to achieve at London, the pair set about mapping their path to Gold. With a common goal and an unparalleled determination to succeed the mixture for success was spot on!
Hamish has graduated from Massey with a Bachelor of Business Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Personal Financial Planning.
Outside of rowing Hamish is a keen and talented cyclist. Hamish married his wife Lizzie in April 2015 - they live in Cambridge in the house they built together.
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