Welcome to the Kiwi Kids News daily round up of the Tokyo Olympic Games. We are now at Day 11.
KIWI ATHLETES IN ACTION – 3rd August
Todays athletics started with the 1500 meter pace. We had Nick Wills who came 7th with a time of 3:36.88 and Sam Tanner who came 9th with a time of 3:43.22,
Next, it was the men’s shot put. Tom Walsh came 1st in the group a and threw 21.49 meters. In group B Jacko Gill came 6th and threw 20.96 meters. Both are through to the finals.
After that, it was the hammer throw. We had Julia Ratcliffe who came 9th in the final and threw 72.69 meters.
Our day started off with the pursuit woman team losing to Australia. Then in the times out of all the heats, we came 8th.
Next, it was the sprint men’s team. In the first round, we lost to France so we came up against Poland and beat them so we came 7th.
In boxing, we got bronze after losing to Gadzhimagomedov. This is the first boxing medals New Zealand has won in the last 20 years.
In sailing the men’s Finn came 8th in the final race and the 49ers men’s came 2nd in the finals race to collect the silver medal. Check out their medals ceremony below.
Our kayakers had a huge day in the water. It started off with Lisa Carrington getting first in the K-1 200 meter woman sprint to get the gold. Her time was 38.120.
Next, it was the woman’s K-2 500 meter sprint where New Zealand collected another gold medal.
In diving, Anton Down-Jenkins came 8th in the semi-final and 8th in the finals. It is a tough competition and Anton Down-Jenkins did well.