Favourite race: The women's pair final. Fuck yes!
Alan Campbell in the M1x final. (It's no wonder he can barely stand afterwards...)
|You really have to watch the video if you haven't already...|
|Sorry, another photo of them. Because they are awesome.|
Best facial hair: Eric Murray of the seemingly unbeatable Kiwi 2-
Best sunglasses: Alan Campell, hands down.
This one needs a bit of explanation. One of the girls in the silver-medal winning LTAMix4+
(which I completely forgot to talk about - mainly because their finals were earlier on in the week when I was having a MASSIVE WORK CRISIS, so a belated huge congratulations to them). But yes. Story. Kate's boyfriend, unbeknown to her, flew out to New Zealand to watch her race (and win) as a surprise (so already winning big man points there) and then AND THEN proposed to her. But it gets better! He did it in an amazingly awesome way:
"I'm so happy my fiance hasn't seen your blog, else I'd probably have ended up with a trebuchet!"
AHAHAHAHAHA! I'm not sure how he would have produced a trebuchet from a hot spring though, so he was probably good to stick with the ring. (If you've no idea why I'm talking about siege weapons all of a sudden, you need to read this. You'll get to it after a bit of ranting...) A silver medal in the Worlds and an engagement - I think that counts as a pretty fucking awesome week.
So from beating the world at rowing, to epic Oakleys, to romantic proposals by hot springs, there is naught more to say then: