Welcome to our Day 6 round up of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
KIWI ATHLETES IN ACTION – 29th July
Hockey (Hockey – Men)
Golf (Individual – Men)
Shooting (Trap – Women)
Rowing (Coxless Pair – Men) Shooting (Trap – Women) Rowing (Coxless Pair – Women) Cycling – BMX (Individual – Women) Swimming (800m Freestyle – Men)
Rowing (Coxless Pair – Women)
Rowing (Coxless Pair – Men)
Our men’s hockey team had a 4-2 loss against Australia. Both the goals were scored by Kane Russell.
Our Rowers had a hard day. It started off with the men’s coxless pair. They were in final B and came 6th with a time of 6:38.30. Then in the woman coxless pair, we had our first gold. They came first with a time of 6:50.19.
Next, it was the single sculls. Emma Twigg came 1st in the semi-finals. Her time was 7:20.70 After that we had Jordan Parry come first in the men’s single sculls C/d Semi final. His time was 6:57.70.
Finally, Kerri Gowler and Grace Prendergast won Olympic gold for New Zealand in the women’s pair. Awesome work!!!
Our sailing team had a huge day. It started with the laser men’s. Sam Meech came 2nd in his first race and 13th in his second so is 14th overall.
Then it went to the Nacra mixed. we came 11th in the first race and 8th in the second to make us 12th overall. After that, we came 12th in the 3rd race to make us 12th overall.
After that, we had the 49ers men’s. They came 12th and 2nd in the 2 races that they did to make them 4th overall.
Next, it was finn men with Josh Junior. we came 8th and 5th in the 2 races that he did today. We are now 6th overall in this sector.
To finish off the day we have the 470 men’s. We came 7th and first in the 2 races that they did to make us 2nd overall.
Ryan fox had a good day in golf. He is 1 under par and around the middle of the pack.
Rebecca Petch came in 2nd over 3 runs in the quarter-finals. She fell off in her first run and just scrambled back to race the other races.
Our swimmers had an amazing day. In the 200 individual medley, Lewis Clareburt came 4th and qualified for the finals. His time was 1:57.55.
Next Eve Thomas won her heat for the 800-meter freestyle. Her time was 8:32.51.
To finish off the swimming Ali Galyer finished 8th in her heat for the 200-meter backstroke.
The woman rugby sevens had 2 wins in their first 2 games. An easy 29-7 win over Kenya and an amazing comeback after being 21-0 down we beat great Briton 24-21.