'New Zealand's Golden Pair', Hamish Bond and Eric Murray claimed yet another Gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, their 69th consecutive win!
Hamish and Eric returned from the London 2012 Olympics as gold medallists - blitzing the rest of their field and claiming a new world record in their heat.
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.
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.
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 the last seven plus years 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!
Despite a gruelling training schedule, Eric still manages to spend time with wife Jackie and son Zachary and has been appointed as a registered Marriage Celebrant. Hamish has graduated from Massey with a Bachelor of Business Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Personal Financial Planning. Hamish's latest challenge is competing in the road cycling world championships in Bergen, Norway in September 2017.
The duo has a great down to earth and humorous style with fantastic messages relevant to business and personal success!