'It's been searing hot the entire time!' Rowing NZ crews battling weather as well as competition at world champs




All six Kiwi crews who have competed this morning at the world rowing championships have qualified after strong heat performances despite tough competition and tougher weather.

Despite the tough conditions, the NZ crews are off to a brilliant start.
Source: Breakfast

Lightweight single sculler Matt Durham, the men's pair featuring Thomas Murray and James Hunter and lightweight double combo Zoe McBride and Jackie Kiddle all won their heats.

Those results were followed up by the men's quadruple sculls and Robbie Manson finishing second and the men's four finishing third to also directly qualify.

Murray and Hunter told TVNZ1's Breakfast this morning it wasn't just their rivals on the water that they were battling.

"We've been here for a little over a week and it's been searing hot the entire time," Murray said.

"We got out this morning, it was drizzling, it was cool and there was no wind at all. We spent that first week adjusting... and we came out this morning and it was completely different!

"You've just got to be ready for whatever it throws at you."

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