Olympics update

So far a relatively quiet day for Kiwis at Rio.

After winning gold yesterday in the K1 200m Lisa Carrington was paddling again today in the 500m. She won her heat and seemed to cruise into second in her semifinal to get through to tomorrow’s final but will have tough competition there. She was fourth fastest on the day.

There’s two sailing finals with the women’s 470 a medal chance but out of contention for gold. This has been delayed. Update – the men’s has been cancelled for the day and the women’s is in doubt too due to a lack of wind. Ok, the women’s final has also been postponed until tomorrow.

A big game for women’s hockey, playing a semi final against Great Britain at 8:00 am. Can they lift themselves again?

Women’s golf is under way with Lydia Ko playing in the last group. She is currently -1 after 12, 4 shots off the lead (Inbee Park).

Ko had dropped a shot to be back at even par until she eagled the 15th to get her more in touch with the leaders. And she has finished on -2, four shots off the lead but close ebeeenough with three rounds to go.

. I was nervous at the start. A solid round. I’m pleased to finish under par.


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  1. Nelly Smickers

     /  18th August 2016

    And in case anyone is still wondering why on Gods Earth the IOC needed to arrange *450,000 Condoms* for the Rio Olympics……. POTUS has tweeted this ❗

    • Gezza

       /  18th August 2016

      Probably way behind El Trumpo when it comes to being rooted, the way The Trumpsta’s going.

    • pickled possum

       /  18th August 2016

      Jeepers Nelly 450 thousand condoms …
      let me see, games on for 16 days …
      11,000 athletes competing …
      Brazil expects to receive more than half a million foreign tourists …
      so that’s 511 thousand people and 450 thousand condoms …
      uh oh that’s 61 thousand people who are gonna miss out!
      and with America being Encouraged to get Ready to … well you know what 8)
      looks like the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team comprising of 555 athletes (263 men, 292 women) are gonna have to be quick, in the Rio Sex-Olympics .

      Of course I am glad that people are encouraged to wrap up their goods while meeting different people, While representing their country.
      But Nelly the One Day I went to St Mary’s convent in New Lynn even I know that a condom ain’t gonna save ya from Other bad endings 😉
      Hey Obama … America setting the Standard since …. Never!


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