Olympics: Hamish Bond 'not making any decisions' over rowing future, with Paris Olympics three years away

Arriving back into New Zealand with a third Olympic gold medal, champion Kiwi rower Hamish Bond concedes he hasn't made his mind up whether he'll aim for the 2024 Paris Games.

After years of dominance and two gold medals in the men's pair with Eric Murray, Bond added a third Olympic crown in Tokyo last month, as part of a men's eight that stunned the world.

Qualifying for the eight final with the third-fastest time, the Kiwi men claimed gold in rowing's premier event, finishing atop the podium for the first time since 1972 - a wait of 49 years.

Thomas Mackintosh, Tom Murray, Michael Brake, Daniel Williamson, Phillip Wilson, Shaun Kirkham, Matt Macdonald and cox Sam Bosworth were also part of the gold-winning team.

Away from rowing, Bond has also won a Commonwealth Games bronze medal in the cycling time trial on the Gold Coast in 2018.

But even after two weeks in managed isolation quarantine (MIQ) to reflect on his latest gold, Bond has not made any plans to compete in Paris, with the next Olympics now just three years away.

Currently 35, Bond would be 38 by the time the Paris Olympics begin.

"I'm not making any decisions at this point," he tells Newshub. "I'm just going to take some time and reflect, and enjoy being back with my family."

Instead, Bond's arrival home will see him on daddy duty, rather than get carried away with more Olympics celebrations.

"Just time at home to be honest," Bond says of his immediate plans. "[We've] just had a third child, born while I was in MIQ, and I get to meet them this afternoon.

"I'm down a few nappy changes, so I think I have to step up to the plate."