(AP) Hamish Bond and Eric Murray of New Zealand won the men's pair on Saturday at the world rowing championships to claim their fifth straight title in the event.
After a slow start, Bond and Murray moved into the lead at the 500-meter mark and finished comfortably ahead of Olympic silver medalists Germain Chardin and Dorian Mortelette of France. Rogier Blink and Mitchel Steenman of the Netherlands finished third.
Helen Glover and Polly Swann of Britain won the women's pair event, finishing ahead of Roxana Cogianu and Nicoleta Albu of Romania. New Zealand's Kayla Pratt and Rebecca Scown were third.
Kristoffer Brun and Are Strandli of Norway won the men's lightweight double sculls, beating Simon Schuerch and Mario Gyr of Switzerland. Peter and Richard Chambers of Britain finished third.