New Zealand has secured two silver medals in track cycling.
Firstly, New Zealand cyclist Ellesse Andrews won silver a medal in the women’s keirin.
The 21-year-old is from Christchurch. She becomes the first New Zealand woman to win an Olympic track cycling medal since Sarah Ulmer won gold in the individual pursuit at the 2004 Athens Games.
Andrews said she couldn’t believe what she’d done.
“I can’t stop crying,” she sobbed soon after.
New Zealand’s second cycling medal of the evening came from Campbell Stewart. He won silver in the four-event omnium discipline.
Stewart only found out he was in the race this morning after Aaron Gate pulled out due to injury.
The omnium was won by Matt Walls of Great Britain on 153 points, with Stewart second on 129, just edging Italy’s Elia Viviani on 124 for bronze.