Something to row about

20:00, Aug 13 2012
Ivan Sutherland
Success story: Ivan Sutherland was the speaker at a breakfast gathering at Stadium 2000, in Blenheim

As the Olympics wound down, NZ Rowing chairman Ivan Sutherland was back in Blenheim from London talking to people at a special breakfast at Stadium 2000 about the rowing regatta which contributed five medals to New Zealand's count.

The former Olympian from Blenheim had earlier told the Marlborough Express that Rowing New Zealand's pre-Olympic goals were to win three medals of any colour and get five crews into A finals.

They far exceeded that in what was New Zealand's most successful Olympic regatta by far.

Lynette Sutherland
Lynette Sutherland and David Turner from Marlborough Football

"Five medals, three gold and two bronze, is fantastic. The results were not unexpected, but there's a fine line. A lot of good crews [from other countries] missed out on A finals."


Mark James
Mark James and MP Colin King
Sport Tasman
Sport Tasman: At back, Chris Goodman, Steve Mitchell and Martyn Vercoe. At front Tina Fortune and Mel Greenwood.
Sonya Masters
Sonya Masters, Dianne Woolf and Lynette Rayner.
Birdget Gane and Jan Gallop
Birdget Gane and Jan Gallop
Dave Henry and Margaret Sutherland
Dave Henry and Margaret Sutherland

The Marlborough Express