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Eric Murray ranked highest by World Rowing

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 7/09/2016

NZ's Eric Murray celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's Pair Final A on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games © Matthias Hangst/Getty Images NZ's Eric Murray celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's Pair Final A on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Eric Murray has retained his official status as the world's best men's rower.

World Rowing's annual list has Murray at the top, followed by his long-time pairs crewmate Hamish Bond in second place.

The New Zealand men's pair confirmed their international dominance at the Rio Olympics in August, defending their gold medal in emphatic style to continue a winning streak which dates back seven years.

Eric Murray and Hamish Bond celebrate winning the gold medal during the men's rowing pair final in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. © Jack Gruber/USA TODAY Sports Eric Murray and Hamish Bond celebrate winning the gold medal during the men's rowing pair final in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Sitting behind them in the rankings are Croatia's Olympic double sculls champion Sinkovic brothers, Valent and Martin, who are unbeaten since 2014.

There are no other Kiwis in the top-10 under the ranking system which encompasses results over the last three years at major regattas and also acknowledges world best times.

No New Zealand woman features on a list topped by British women's pair Heather Stanning and Helen Glover.

The pair defended their Olympic gold medal in Rio, heading off second-placed Kiwi pair Rebecca Scown and Genevieve Behrent.

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