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Men's Lightweight Four


2014 World Rowing Championships - Silver, men's lightweight four

Alistair is part of the lightweight men's four crew that finished fifth in the A final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Alistair was part of the 2015 World Championship crew that finished fourth and in doing so qualified the lightweight men’s four for Rio – an historic occasion as it is the first time a New Zealand lightweight four have qualified in this event for the Olympic Games.

Alistair was part of the New Zealand lightweight four that were world silver medallists in 2014, stepping into the crew at the last minute for the injured James Lassche.

Alistair was born in Dunedin and is a member of Otago University Rowing Club. Alistair is the younger brother of Hamish Bond. Outside of rowing Alistair works casually as a qualified surveyor and also enjoys cycling and basketball.

Alistair has represented New Zealand in the lightweight class in the men's pair in 2012 and in 2014 he competed into the men's lightweight double scull with Adam Ling.

At the 2014 World Rowing Championships Bond was given a call up to the reserve for the men's lightweight four after James Lassche pulled out due to a back injury. Bond contested the semi-final and final of the men's lightweight four with Curtis Rapley, Peter Taylor and James Hunter, the crew won Silver.