Olympics – Mahe gold

Mahe Drysdale has won gold in the rowing single scull, doubling New Zealand’s gold tally.

This follows a bronze for Drysdale in Beijing in 2008 and a gold in London in 2012.

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Photo: Newshub

NZ Herald: Gold for Mahe Drysdale

Mahe Drysdale has triumphed in the closest rowing final in Olympic history.

Drysdale won by less than the width of a bow ball over Croatian Damir Martin. Both posted identical times of six minutes 41.34s on Rio’s Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon.

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The pair suffered an interminable wait for the confirmed result as officials pored over the photo finish.

Drysdale becomes New Zealand’s oldest Olympic champion at 37 years, eight months and 25 days, taking over from sailor Chris Timms who won in the Tornado at Los Angeles in 1984 aged 37 years four months and 15 days.

The rest of the rowers missed out, with Emma Twigg 4th in the women’s single scull, the women’s eight also fourth and men’s eight sixth.

In cycling the women’s pursuit runs off for bronze at 8:07 am.

Sailing continues with some New Zealanders doing well. I’ll collate positions later.

Danny Lee has had a bad day, 4 over after eleven holes and he is currently hacking in the bushes. Double bogie on the 12th.

Zane Robertson runs on the 10,000m at 12.25 pm. I have no idea what his chances are.

Has anyone heard of Dylan Schmidt? He is in the top 8 and will jump in the trampoline final shortly. He ended up getting seventh, which is very good for one of the youngest competitors. It’s amazing how high the jump.

Sailing progress:

  • Men’s 49er (skiff) 1st after 6 of 12 preliminary races
  • Women’s 49er FX (skiff) 2nd equal after 6 of 12
  • Men’s laser (dinghy) 3rd after 10 of 10
  • Mixed nacra 17 (multihull) 4th after 9 of 12
  • Women’s 470 (dinghy) 6th after 5 of 10
  • Men’s finn (dinghy) 13th after 8 of 10
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14 Comments

  1. Blazer

     /  14th August 2016

    Wonderful effort.NZ’s oldest gold medal winner apparantly.

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    • Gezza

       /  14th August 2016

      Some spiteful ratshit dirtbag downticked a couple of music vids from another poster they’ve got a dislike for last night. Was it you?

      Reply
      • Blazer

         /  14th August 2016

        no it wasn’t me…and you have a bare arsed cheek to imply it…was!

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        • Gezza

           /  14th August 2016

          What do you mean? It was just a question.

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          • Blazer

             /  14th August 2016

            In context its impertinent.This blog is Your NZ.When it becomes Gezza…’This Is Your Life’…it will become a little more relevant.

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            • Gezza

               /  14th August 2016

              That’s not very nice B. Tell me, what do you want to be when you grow up?

          • Blazer

             /  14th August 2016

            when I grow up,I want the gift of…eternal….youth!

            Reply
  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  14th August 2016

    I was unipressed to read the exchange between the two reporters-I forget who-where one was putting the girl who won the shooting medal down because her medal was silver and not gold. Gold is great, but a medal’s a medal, and being second out of the world’s competitors is very good indeed.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  14th August 2016

      I can’t believe that someone thinks that winning a silver medal and being second out of the world’s competitors in that field deserves a downtick.

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  3. Kitty Catkin

     /  14th August 2016

    NZ’s athletes are third so far.when it comes to winning medals per capita.

    I read a letter in Time once when the Americans were swanking because they had won more medals than anyone else. and someone wrote in saying that NZ had won most per capita, and a number of other countries had won far more per capita than the US..

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