Gold, silvers, bronze at Olympics

New Zealand are picking up medals at the Olympics today, with a set of bronze, silver and gold already won.


An emphatic win in the medal race for Burling and Tuke.

Lisa Carrington couldn’t quite double up on her gold, getting bronze in the K1 500m.

Aleh and Powrie held on to their second position in the women’s 470 sailing final, clinching a silver. A great comeback after two disqualifications put a follow up medal in doubt.

Burling and Tuke are guaranteed a gold in the men’s 49er but the medal race is yet to sail (scheduled for 5:35 am).

Meech and Maloney are in with a chance in the women’s 49er (6:20 am) with four crews vying for the three medals. The order they finish the medal race will reflect the overall order.

Jacko Gill and Tom Walsh have both qualified for the shot put final at 11:30 am, with Gill qualifying fourth best and Walsh second best.

Trent Jones looks to be doing well in the track BMX quarter finals with a 3rd and 2nd so far (one run to go). 2nd in his final run to qualify for the semis.

Nick Willis will run in a 1500 m semi at 11:45 am.

Lydia Ko seems to be struggling to fire in the golf. She has just finished her second round with a one under to be three under for the tournament. With others yet to finish Ko is tied for 19th, 6 shots off the lead.

Burling and Tuke have blitzed the 49er medal race to emphasise their class. A well deserved gold, following up from a silver in London.

Now for the women’s 49er medal race. A very exciting race with New Zealand in gold medal position until the second last leg, but Brazil overtook them from the other side of the course. Another silver is excellent.


Four medals in a day is good going, with the shot put final to come.

Medal tally so far is 4 gold, 8 silver and 2 bronze for a total of 14, a record. Already one more medal than Seoul in 1988 and London in 2012.


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  1. Gezza

     /  19th August 2016

    Ma said something at the hospital about our winners. I don’t follow the ‘lympics so I don’t know, but she reckoned it’s mainly the sports & athletics fields the government hasn’t put megabucks into that are producing the medal winners?

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  19th August 2016

      I don’t see how anyone could. Either one has it or one hasn’t. Does the government put megabucks into the others ?

      It wouldn’t matter how much was spent on me, I’d never be an Olympic level anything when it came to sports.

      • Gezza

         /  19th August 2016

        You do pretty well in competition against Blazer imo. But I was hoping PG or someone who’s been taking an interest in these proud bronze, silver and gold medal-winning representatives of our country’s sporting prowess would know the answer and just whack it in straight away, thus saving me possibly hours of googling.

      • Nelly Smickers

         /  19th August 2016

        Funnily enuff, Wayne just poked his head round the door to ask, “Has Kitzy shown up yet?”

        I told him probably best to come back later :/

        • Gezza

           /  19th August 2016

          Tell him he owes me an uptick.

          • Conspiratoor

             /  19th August 2016

            What time does the party kick off tonight G? I’ve been sitting on one of enzeds finest singing bards. You will hate it. Cheers,c

            • Gezza

               /  19th August 2016

              8’ish sounds about right to me c.

              You can introduce Friday Night Woodstock if you like?

              You can kick it off whenever you like, but the boss didn’t front up with a Social Chat page, so I guess just pick a thread, any thread you like, & off you go. Open Forum might be reasonable substitute.

              I hope this isn’t going to be Sam Hunt set to trance?

            • Whoops, I’ll put it up now.

            • Conspiratoor

               /  19th August 2016

              Damn you G!

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