Storm Uru

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Storm Uru
Storm Uru, 2010.jpg
Uru in 2010
Personal information
NationalityNew Zealand
Born (1985-02-14) 14 February 1985 (age 33)
Height1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb) (2010)
RelativesJade Uru (brother)
Tui Uru (great-aunt)
Henare Uru (great-grandfather)
CountryNew Zealand
Event(s)Lightweight double sculls
ClubWaihopai RC

Storm Uru (born 14 February 1985) is a New Zealand rower. He is from Ngāi Tahu tribe.

Uru was born in 1985 in Invercargill. His younger brother, Jade Uru, is also a rower.[1] The broadcaster Tui Uru (1926–2013) was their great-aunt. Tui Uru's father, the Reform Party MP Henare Uru, was a great-grandfather to the rowers.[2]

Storm Uru competed for New Zealand in Beijing at the 2008 Olympics. With Peter Taylor he finished 7th in the Men's lightweight double sculls at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[3]

At the 2009 World Rowing Championships, Uru and Taylor won the gold medal in the lightweight double sculls,[4] and took the bronze medal at the following year's World Championships.[5]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Uru and Taylor won the bronze medal in the lightweight double sculls.[6]

Uru rowed at Bow for the winning Oxford crew in the 2014 Boat Race.


  1. ^ "Jade Uru". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  2. ^ Benson, Nigel (18 May 2013). "Warm, professional and always a lady". Otago Daily Times. p. 36.
  3. ^ "Men's Lightweight Double Sculls – Official Results : Rowing". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  4. ^ Bartlett, Tom (30 August 2009). "Rowing: Kiwis claim two more gold medals". The New Zealand Herald. Archived from the original on 11 February 2011.
  5. ^ "British crews strike double gold at World Rowing". More Than the Games. 5 November 2010. Archived from the original on 11 February 2011.
  6. ^ "Uru and Taylor: We'll cherish the medal'". 5 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012.

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