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.
"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."
- The Marlborough Express