Eric Murray (rower)

Eric Gordon Murray MNZM ( born May 6, 1982 in Hastings ) is a New Zealand rower who won four world championship titles until 2011.

Murray began 1997 with the rowing. In 2003, he first participated in a World Cup final: he took the coxed four to fifth place. He was also fifth in the 2004 Olympic Games, this time in the coxless four. In the coming years, he raced in this class of boat and finished at the World Rowing Championships in 2005 and the sixth place at the World Rowing Championships in 2006 to ninth. 2007 won Carl Meyer, James Dallinger, Eric Murray and Hamish Bond at the World Cup in Amsterdam and occupied the third place in Lucerne. The World Rowing Championships 2007 in Munich the four New Zealanders won the title. In the Olympic season reached the four, although in the World Cup twice, the A-final, busy there but only a sixth place in Lucerne and a fifth place in Poznan. At the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 they missed the A-final and used in the final seventh place. 2009 changed Bond and Murray in the coxless pairs, in this class of boat won two since then seven World Cup races and the World Championships in 2009, 2010 and 2011, the British Peter Reed and Andrew Triggs Hodge each received world championship silver. At the 2012 Olympic Games in London Murray and Bond erruderten the gold medal in front of the French twin. The World Rowing Championships 2013 in Chungju they erruderten back the gold medal.