Mahe Drysdale

2x Olympic Gold medalist.
The legend himself needs little introduction. Known in the crew as 'Old Dad'. 
Full of inspirational quotes and rumoured to run on diesel.

The Old Dad

The Old Dad

Mahe Drysdale began rowing in 2000 at the age of 21. He first represented New Zealand 2002 in the Elite Men’s coxless four and after competing at his first Olympic games in Athens, 2004 moved to the Single Sculls where he would carve out a career that has spanned over three Olympic cycles. Highlights include Bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics followed by back to back Olympic Gold medals in London 2012 and Rio 2016. Mahe has won five World Championship single sculls titles and has previously held the world’s best time from his 2009 World Championship win in Poznan, Poland. In 2018 Mahe rowed in his first crew boat since the Athens Olympics, helping a young Men’s Quad take home a close 4th from the World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Mahe holds a degree in ____ from Auckland University and has won multiple World Cup and World Championship medals. In 2019, Mahe will link up with fellow Olympic Champion Hamish Bond in the Men’s 8 as they try and lead a young Men’s sweep squad to the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo.

Bio supplied by freelance writer, Caleb Shepherd.