Mahe Drysdale: 'It's all coming together'
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 8:18a.m.
By 3 News online staff
Five-time World Champion sculler Mahe Drysdale is on target for a top performance at the London 2012 Olympics despite a shoulder injury that has plagued his preparation.
He admits that his shoulder still gives him “a little bit of pain” but "rowing-wise it doesn’t affect" him at all.
Drysdale suffered a shoulder injury in a bike accident six weeks ago.
He says it’s “all coming together” and three weeks out off rowing has meant that a long-standing back injury is now in the best shape its been for two years.
And he’s confident.
“Better shape than I was going into the Worlds last year”, says Drysdale, where he won gold..
He’s also competing at a venue – Eton – that he loves.
The comeback from injury, he says, has been better than expected.
Watch the video for the interview with 3 News Olympic correspondent Michelle Pickles and 3 News sports tonight at 6pm for more on Drysdale and the Kiwi Olympic rowing team.
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8/08/2012 6:07:41 p.m.
hi u rock!!!
8/08/2012 6:07:36 p.m.
7/08/2012 10:08:08 p.m.
Roy Exley wrote:
Hi Mahe. Many congratulations on your triumph in London - which I missed! Only just found out from my daughter, Hannah. Well done, Michael Hall has another famous son! Hope all's well and that shoulder trouble is soon behind you (not that it slowed you down). Love to your mum and family. Take care.
25/07/2012 11:02:44 a.m.
Benjamin O'Regan wrote:
Hi Mahe Drysdale
Im Ben O'Regan and I go to Puahue school.
Our class has been asked to do a study on one of the NZ Olympians, That are repusenting NZ at the London 2012.
Out of all of the Oympians I am going to study you.
I WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK AND HOPE YOU BRING A GOLD HOME!!
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