Bond and Murray climb their rowing Everest

18:46, Aug 03 2012
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Hamish Bond and Eric Murray celebrate after winning gold in the men's pair at Eton Dorney.
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Hamish Bond and Eric Murray are congratulated by the Great Britain rowers after winning gold in the men's pair at Eton Dorney.
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Hamish Bond and Eric Murray celebrate after winning gold in the men's pair at Eton Dorney.
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Mahe Drysdale wins gold in his final in the men's single sculls at Eton Dorney.
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Mahe Drysdale feels the agony once more but with gold this time at the London Olympics 2012.
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Mahe Drysdale feels the agony once more but with gold this time at the London Olympics 2012.
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New Zealand rowing pair of Hamish Bond and Eric Murray celebrate their gold medals.
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New Zealand rowing pair of Hamish Bond and Eric Murray celebrate their gold medals.
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Hamish Bond and Eric Murray celebrate after winning gold in the men's pair at Eton Dorney.
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Eric Murray celebrates after winning gold in the men's pair at Eton Dorney.
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Eric Murray show the relief after winning gold in the men's pair at Eton Dorney.
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Eric Murray show the relief after winning gold in the men's pair at Eton Dorney.
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Eric Murray with his son Zac after winning the gold.
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Mahe Drysdale relaxes with a well earned burger after scoring the rowing gold.
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Gold medalists from left: Eric Murray, Mahe Drysdale and Hamish Bond carry bronze medalist Juliette Haigh near Eton Dorney, London.
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Andrej Synek (Cze) and Alan Campbell (GBR) hold up New Zealand's gold medal winner Mahe Drysdale after the medal ceremony.

What did Eric Murray and Hamish Bond say when they crossed the line as Olympic rowing pairs champions last night?

Murray wasn't sure whether he could answer that question but said the translation was "awesome, we've done it, we've finished it, we've done it".

Bond chimed in.

"It was just relief .

 "Whatever happens in the future, we know over these four years we have achieved everything anyone could've set out to do in the pair and that's the main thing.

"Before the semi-final I said we are at the Hillary step with the summit in sight now we are there and no one can take that away."

Murray and Bond are three time world champions and are believed to have now won 37 races straight in the four year period since Beijing.

Murray looked to the heavens after the win and Bond punched the water three times.

Normally ice cool,  Murray admitted the weight of expectation was playing on him when he climbed in the boat for the final.

 "I was pretty bloody nervous going into that today," he said.

" Everything we have put on ourselves and what everybody has been saying "dead set certs" for a gold medal.

"We just had to go out and do the business. There is one thing saying you are going to win but it's another thing going out and doing it and we went out and did it today.''

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