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Nash wins second Gold at Rowing World Championships

• Posted in Gap Year / Misc. / Rowing • By Ian

Congratulations to George Nash who won gold in the Men’s Four at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam. The Men’s Four, which consists of Nash, Alex Gregory, Mohamed Sbihi and Andrew Triggs Hodge, overcame pressure from the American crew in the first half of the race, to power away and claim victory in a time of 5:40.24. Quardruble World Champion and double Olympic Gold Medalist, Andrew Triggs Hodge, said afterwards “it was really tough out there but we knew what we had to do… We had to push on and really dominate and that's what we did”.

The victory marks a great year for the quartet who are unbeaten in 2014. The victory is also a personal triumph for Nash who was able to back up his Gold Medal performance in the 2013 event in Chungju. Nash’s rowing has gone from strength to strength since undertaking a rowing gap year with Sport Lived in 2008 in Melbourne. Since returning from Australia, in addition to claiming two gold medals at the 2013 and 2014 World Championships, Nash’s accomplishments include a victory in the 2011 Varsity Boat race with Cambridge and a bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympics. 

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