Olympic update

Yesterday the men’s hockey team had a heartbreaking end to their quarter final match against tournament favourite Germany. They had a 2 goal lead with four and a half minutes to go but Germany got a goal, then finished very strongly with another two goals in the minute, getting the winning goal with barely a second to spare.

This morning the women’s hockey team did better against Australia in their quarter final, leading through the match to win 4-2.

Lisa Carrington won her 200m single kayak heat and went on to win her semi final in the fastest time of the day.  She is looking a good prospect for a medal in tomorrow morning’s final at 12:47 am.

Dylan Kennett is placed 8th after 4 of 6 events in the cycling omnium, within reach of a medal but with strong competition.

Update – he won the flying lap event which lifts him to 4th overall, just 2 points off 3rd place and 12 off second and 28 off first. It comes down to the final event, the points race.

After 1 event Lauen Ellis is 5th in the women’s omnium.

There’s been a lot of disruption with postponements and delays in today’s sailing . Maloney and Meech are placed 3rd after 7 races in the women’s 49er FX. Update – 12th in the eight race and 3rd in the ninth race lifted them to second overall but the top four are close..

Sam Meech is supposed to be in the medal race for the Laser today, starting in 3rd place. Update – cancelled for today.

After a second today Burling and Tuke are first after race 7 in the men’s 49er. And in their second race they were third, maintaining a good points lead.

More omnium and sailing to come today.

BREAKING: Kiwi sailors Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have protested yesterday’s disqualification in race 6. Hearing scheduled for later today.

That would make a huge difference to their chances. It was their second qualification, this one after crossing the finish first which dropped them from second place to 7th.

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  1. Nelly Smickers

     /  16th August 2016

    According to Statistics New Zealand…..on a per capita basis we are now *TOP OF THE MEDALS TABLE* at the Rio Olympics ❗ XD


  2. Blazer

     /  16th August 2016

    is medals per capita a good measure?How many athletes per capita went?

  3. Missy

     /  17th August 2016

    Congratulations to Lisa Carrington who raced brilliantly to claim another Gold for NZ. Halfway through the race the Brit commentators had all but written her off saying she was out of the medals (she was 4th), just as she started her push to take the lead and win. 😀


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