Learn: New Zealand will be sending approximately 76 athletes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August to compete in the Summer Olympic Games. To learn more about these amazing athletes you can read their biographies on the New Zealand Olympic team website. Each athlete has their own page dedicated to them.
For this activity, please choose one of the athletes listed on the Rio Olympic Athletes page, read about them and then write a short description of them on your blog. In the blog please include their name, their sport, and three interesting facts about them.
Hamish Bond won Gold at London in Rowing with his partner Eric Murray. Not only did they win Gold but they set a new world record time of 6:08.50. Hamish is competing is his third Olympic Games and is hoping to win Gold alongside Eric Murray.
Hamish has won 9 Gold Medals at several Rowing World Championship games.
Hamish Bond and Eric Murray have had rivalries with a British pair and they have been able to keep the British pair in second place.
Hamish Bond and Eric Murray have been undefeated since 2009.