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New Zealand’s Bond, Murray win men’s pair gold in rowing

Rowing - Olympics: Day 4

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Eric Murray of New Zealand and Hamish Bond of New Zealand compete in the Men’s Pair Semi Finals on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Lagoa Stadium on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

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Hamish Bond and Eric Murray made sure there was a Kiwi flavor to today’s medal-heavy rowing.

The New Zealand duo took gold in men’s pair with a time of 6:59.71.

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That was nearly three seconds better than silver medalists Lawrence Brittain and Shaun Keeling of South Africa, and five better than Giovanni Abagnale and Marco Di Costanzo of Italy.

USA’s Anders Weiss and Nareg Guregian will finish off the podium.

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