Welcome to the Kiwi Kids News daily 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 Women’s hockey team had a 1-0 loss against Australia. Then in the men’s hockey, we had a tough loss to Argentina 4-1. Check out the action from the men’s game below.
Todays was our last day of action from the rowing. But our rowers didn’t disappoint – securing 3 medals in one hour.
In men’s single sculls Jordan Parry came 1st in the C final.
Next in the woman’s single scull, Emma Twigg got us the first gold medal of the Olympics. Twigg had come 4th in the last two Olympics so this was an amazing effort.
In the rowing, eight woman’s they got a sliver in a tight final.
Our final result came when we won our 2nd gold medal of the day with the eight men.
Our sailing team had another huge day. It started with the 470 men. We came 5th and 7th in the 2 races and are 3rd overall.
Next, it was the 49er men. They came 3rd 6th and 2nd to make us 2nd overall.
After that, we had the laser men. They came 11th and 3rd.
Then it was the 49er women. They came 8th and 3rd and are 19th overall.
Our double tennis team of Marcus Daniell and Michael Venus came 3rd and got the bronze medal. That is the first New Zealand tennis medal for New Zealand for over 100 years.
Our Women’s rugby sevens team. We versed Russia in the quarter-finals and we won 36-0.
Two of our shot putters have qualified for the finals. Valarie Adams came 6th with a score of 18.83 meters and Maddi Wesche who came 11th.
We also had high jumper Hamish Kerr. He finish 3rd in his qualification round jumping 2.28m and makes to through to the final.