Eric Murray profile

Eric Murray of the New Zealand Men's Pair

Rowing (Men's Pair)

Career highlight

Both Murray and his Pair partner, Hamish Bond, pick their World Championship win in 2007 as part of the Men's Four as their career highlight, an obvious choice given the disappointing 7th place in Beijing. Their undefeated record as a Pair since 2009 would also make for a high in most career records.

Career other

The strength of the Kiwi pair is such that their closest rivals, GB's pair of Andy Triggs-Hodge and Pete Reed, have not been able to better them in 13 meetings. With GB coach Jurgen Grobler likely to move them to the Four - his priority boat - he has effectively conceded the gold medal to the Kiwis.

Did you know?

Murray says he chose the sport "because I was a chubby little fat kid! I started rowing with a friend from school because we thought it would be fun."