Olympics – McCartney bronze!

Eliza McCartney has won the bronze medal in the pole vault, equalling her New Zealand record of 4.8 metres.


The women’s hockey team lost their game for bronze against Germany 1-2.

The women’s K4 500m kayak won their semi final to make the final which will be early tomorrow morning.

Quentin Rew got 11the in a field of 80 in the men’s 50 km walk.

Trent Jones crashed in his second semifinal race in the BMX, coming in 7th and was also 7th in his third race putting him out of contention. He had ridden to 3rd in the first race.

Most of my interest has been in third day of women’s golf. Lydia Ko came into the round quite a way off the pace but had a day best round of 6 under (which included a hole in one) to rise to 2nd equal near the end of the round, putting her right into medal contention.

But Inbee Park is 3 shots better playing the last hole. A number of other leading players had difficult days.

UPDATE: Park bogied the last hole to finish on 11 under for a two shot lead.

It will be interesting to see how Eliza McCartney goes in the pole vault final later this morning (11:30 am).

Nikki Hamblyn will run in the women’s 5000 m at 12:40 pm.

From yesterday, Tom Walsh topped off a five medal day for New Zealand, getting a shot put bronze that he looks very pleased with.


This adds up to a record 15 medals for New Zealand. So far.

Eliza just cleared her personal best of 4.8 m first attempt!

Five others still in the contest but no one else has cleared 4.8 yet so she is starting to look like a genuine medal chance.

Two cleared 4.85 and Eliza missed on three attempts, but so did two others so she claims the bronze!

Now 16 medals.