Welcome to the round up of all the Kiwi action from Day 5.
KIWI ATHLETES IN ACTION – 28th July
Surfing (Shortboard – Women)
Rowing (Double Scull – Women)
Rowing (Double Scull – Men)
Surfing (Shortboard – Men) Shooting (Trap – Women) Rowing (Double Scull – Women) Rowing (Double Scull – Men) Surfing (Shortboard – Women)
Surfing (Shortboard – Men)
Below is the video wrap up of Day 5. For more details about each sport scroll to the bottom of this page
Our rugby sevens team had an amazing day. They were in the final and got a silver. We beat Great Britain 29-7. Then we had Fiji in the final. We lost to them 12-27. We got our second medal at the Olympics.
Our rowing team had an awesome day.
We got our 2nd medal of the Olympics and our first silver from Tokyo. We won silver in the double sculls. Our time was 6:44.82.
We also had the men’s double sculls in the B final. We came second with a time of 6:15.51.
Next, we had the woman’s Quadruple sculls in the B final. They finished 2nd with a time of 6:29.00.
Then we had the men’s Coxless pair in a semi-final. They finished 6th with a time of 6:14.46.
Then it was the turn of the woman’s Coxless pair in a semi-final. They finished 1st with a time of 6:47.41. They qualified for the finals.
Finally, we had the eight-man rowing. We finished 1st with a time of 5:22.04.
We had a big day in sailing. It started with the 470 men. We finished 6th and 2nd and places 2nd overall. Then we came in 3rd and 8th in races 3 and 4. to finish off the 470 men we came in 2nd to make ourselves 5th overall.
Next, it was the men’s Finn. Josh Junior the sailor finished 2nd and 7th to make him 8th overall.
After this, it was the Nacra mixed. New Zealand came in 11th and 12th in the first 2 races and 12th in the 3rd to make us 13th overall.
To finish off the day we had the 49FX woman’s. We got 11th and 4th in the first 2 races and 4th in the 3rd to make us 9th overall.
We had Cullum Gilbert finish 23rd and 20th in his races. He had a tough day and will hope that he can do better in the future. However, Luuka Jones has qualified for the final of the C1 kayak – she is ranked 11th.
George Bennett and Patrick Bevin had a good day with the time trial. Bevin came 10th with a time of 57:24.29 and George Bennett came in 25th with a time off 1:00:28.39.
Lewis Clareburt came 3rd in his heat in the 200 individual medley. He finished with a time of 1:57.27. Then we had 4x200m women’s freestyle and we came 6th.
Our football team had a 0-0 draw against Romania. This means that New Zealand has made it out of the group for the first time. We will most likely play Japan in the quarter finals.
Our doubles team have moved into the semi finals with an upset win over the 3rd seeds. They were too good for Juan Sebastian-Cabal and Robert Farah (Colombia) beating them 6-3 3-6 10-7. Our team of Michael Venus and Marcus Daniell will now play for a medal in Tokyo.