Welcome to the Kiwi Kids News daily round up of the Tokyo Olympic Games. These Olympics will see round 11,000 athletes from 205 nations competing in the 339 events on offer, across 33 sports. New Zealand has a team of 211 athletes competing.
Scroll down to see the action from today.
KIWI ATHLETES IN ACTION – 24th July
Rowing (Coxless Pair – Women)
Gymnastics – Artistic (Individual All-Around – Men) – Misha Koudinov
Hockey (Hockey – Men)
Rowing (Coxless Pair – Men)
Cycling – Road (Road Race – Men) Patrick Bevin and George Bennett
Boxing (81kg – Men) Football – Woman’s
We had 4 crews racing today with the best race being our Women’s 8 had a great race. Check it out below.
Our Men’s Hockey team had a loss against India. The score was 3-2. Kane Russell and Stephen Jenness scored for NZ.
Our Cycling team had George Bennett finishing 26th. He stayed with the main group for most of the day but couldn’t keep up on the hills. They biked for over 6 hours at an average of 45 km per hour. Our other rider Patrick Bevin played a good role of the ride out for Bennett.
Our Women’s football team had a loss against the USA. We started off strong but the USA scored 6 to our 1. It was a tough game against the world champions.
We will be playing Sweden next on the last pool game of the tournament.
In gymnastics we had Misha Koudinov finish 52nd as an all-around gymnast.
He got 78.064 points in all his events.