Bond and Murray climb their rowing Everest

JONATHAN MILLMOW IN LONDON
Last updated 06:46 04/08/2012

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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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- Fairfax Media

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