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Digital Subscriptions > Row360 > Issue 027 – May | Jun 2019 > A CATCH UP WITH HAMISH BOND



One of the world’s most successful rowers in the pair, New Zealand’s Hamish Bond, has cut short a twoyear dalliance with elite cycling to vie for a spot rowing in the Kiwi eight racing in Tokyo 2020. Two months into his return, Row360 caught up with Bond to hear how he is acclimatising to rowing again, his reasoning behind pursuing the eight and why he chose to come back now.

What was your thought process in choosing to stop cycling now and return to rowing with just 16 months until the Olympic Games?

“I had forgotten just how hard rowing can be on the body.”

I looked at what the period till Tokyo would involve from each sport. Then I asked myself which would I get more joy or satisfaction from doing? I had landed in track cycling at the start of this year after two seasons of pursuing time trialling. Logically the track would have been the best discipline for me. That’s where I showed the most immediate progress when I finally did switch from time trialling.

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