Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Dunedin born rower Alistair Bond is the latest call-up for the New Zealand rowing team heading to Rio.

The 26 year old is the younger brother of Olympic gold medallist Hamish Bond, who is also part of the 36 strong team.

Hamish will compete in the men's coxless pairs, while Alistair will be in the lightweight men's coxless fours.

It's the first time a New Zealand lightweight four has qualified in the Olympic event.

The younger Bond has been rowing for more than 10 years, and says he would probably not have taken up the sport if it wasn't for his brother.

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