Quiet day at the Olympics

It’s a relatively quiet day at the Olympics for Kiwis today.

Danny Lee has improved slightly in his final round of gold and will finish on about 27th (tied). Ryan Fox has finished tied for 39th.

Sailing heats continue.

There will be women’s weightlifting at 6.30 am and some more track cycling from 7.00 am.

New Zealand play Germany in a hockey quarter final starting at 11.30 am.

Mahe Dryssdale has spoken out about the overall rowing results, saying that experience and ‘a coach as good as Dick Tonks’ are a must – the New Zealand team was youngish apart from Mahe.

One News: Golden boy Mahe Drysdale says inexperience made life tough for Kiwi rowers in Rio

I thing expectations can exceed results with the Olympics because many athletes lift themselves for the four yearly event, and many countries are putting more resources into developing athletes and contesting.

New Zealand may well be doing better but so are many others.

I watched the men’s 10,000 meters track race yesterday. I thought Zane Robertson did very well. He couldn’t keep up with the leading bunch but still finished still running strongly  in 12th and beat a longstanding New Zealand record that has been held by Dick Quax.




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  1. Nelly Smickers

     /  15th August 2016

    Sounds like it might be a good day for the boyz to put some of those *450,000 condoms* to good use then ❓


    • Gezza

       /  15th August 2016

      I hear they’re down to their last 100,000 already.

      • Nelly Smickers

         /  15th August 2016

        Gosh – it would be interesting if the IOC did something like a *Condoms Table* for each country so we can see who’s in the lead 😎


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