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Kiwi rowing great Dudley Storey dies

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 6/03/2017

New Zealand Rowing is mourning the death of two-time Olympic medallist Dudley Storey.

Storey died in Auckland on Monday aged 77, his son Dudley Storey Junior confirmed on social media.

Wairoa-born Storey is best remembered for his role in the victorious coxed four at the 1968 Mexico Olympics.

Teaming with Dick Joyce, Ross Collinge, Warren Cole and Simon Dickie, they powered New Zealand's first rowing gold medal.

Storey followed that with a silver in the coxless four at the 1972 Munich Games.

He was the national coach for four years in the mid-1980s, a period in which the men's eight won back-to-back world championships golds.

Storey was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to rowing in 1983.

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