Chance to meet Olympic gold medallist

Young Wakatipu people have the chance to meet at least one and up to four of New Zealand's Olympic heroes when they visit the Youth Booth in Queenstown on Friday.

Olympic gold medallist Eric Murray, who won the final of the men's rowing pair with Hamish Bond during the London Games this year, has made time in his busy schedule to visit the booth on Stanley St and encourage young people to achieve their goals in life.

Murray will be on hand to show his medal and talk about athletics, his Olympics experience and his future.

He is tipped to attend the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.

Wakatipu Youth Trust team leader Poppie Gerber said yesterday it was "definitely possible" Murray could be joined in the booth by fellow Olympians rowers Storm Uru and Juliette Haigh and sculler Mahe Drysdale, although their appearance would not be known until the day.

• Murray and possibly others will be available to talk with youths on Friday, from 4pm-4.30pm.