Cen­tral Otago row­ers win 33 medals at Masters

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Cen­tral Otago row­ers ‘‘ex­ceeded ex­pec­ta­tions’’ af­ter pad­dling away with 33 medals, in­clud­ing 19 golds, at the re­cent World Masters Games.

A com­bi­na­tion of row­ers from the Dun­stan Arm Row­ing Club and the Cromwell Row­ing Club are ‘‘over the moon’’ at their suc- cess at Lake Kara­piro a fort­night ago, rower Si­mon Smith said.

Smith came away with seven gold medals in age group A and B sin­gle sculls, dou­ble sculls, men’s quad, mixed dou­ble sculls and mixed quad.

He teamed up with Natalie Wil­son in the mixed events.

Wil­son also joined Maude O’Con­nell and Re­becca Kin­gan to win gold in the women’s B cox­less four and sil­ver in the women’s B quad.

Kin­gan then won gold in the women’s A pair and se­cured sil­ver in the mixed B dou­ble sculls with Ju­lian Geluk and bronze in the mixed B quad.

O’Con­nell added three more golds in­clud­ing in the E grade coxed four with Wayne Gloag in the mixed E dou­ble and in the mixed F-G dou­ble with Jef­frey Steel.

Gloag, Steel and Dun­stan’s Quentin Annan also won a se­lec­tion of other medals.

The fo­cus for the team now turns to the South Is­land Masters re­gatta to be held on Lake Wai­hola at Queen’s Birthday week­end.

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