Hamish Bond

Rower, Olympic athlete

1986 –


Who is Hamish Bond?

Hamish Byron Bond MNZM is a New Zealand rower and Olympic gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympic Games. He has won four consecutive World Rowing Championships gold medals and has set two world best times.

Bond was a member of the gold medal-winning coxless fours at the 2007 World Rowing Championships. He was a member of the Men's coxless four which won the B final at Beijing.

The following year, he and Eric Murray won the coxless pairs at the 2009 World Rowing Championships. Bond and Murray together won the team of the year award at the 2009 New Zealand Halberg sports awards.

Bond and Murray continued to row together in the coxless pairs and competed at the World Cup Series and at the 2010 World Rowing Championships on Lake Karapiro, New Zealand 2010. They won all 4 of these international races. They won their 2nd world title together in front of a passionate home crowd. Bond describes racing in front of a home crowd as a "once in a lifetime experience". Bond and Murray continued their undefeated streak, winning gold at the 2011 World Rowing Championships. Bond and Murray have a long running rivalry with the British pair of Pete Reed and Andrew Triggs-Hodge. The British pair have won silver in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

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Feb 13, 1986
Also known as
  • Bondy
  • New Zealand
  • Massey University
  • Otago Boys' High School
Lived in
  • Cambridge

on July 23, 2013


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