Welcome to the Kiwi Kids News daily round up of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
KIWI ATHLETES IN ACTION – 1st August
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)
Check out the main events from Sunday in the video below.
In golf, Ryan Fox scored 7 under par in his final round. This made him 42nd overall.
Athletics started with the hammer throw. We had Julia Ratcliffe who came 4th in her heat with a huge 73.20 meters to qualify for the final. After that, we had Lauren Bruce who came 12th in her heat with a 67.71 meter throw.
Next, we had our first track and field medal. Valerie Adams came 3rd in the shot put final with a 19.62 meter throw. Then we had Maddi Wesche finish 6th with an 18.98 meter throw. That throw is her personal best.
After that, we had the men’s high jump. Hamish Kerr finished 10th and jumped 2.30 meters. Could you jump that?
Sailing started with the Nacra mixed. In our 3 races, we came 17th, 8th, and 14th to make us 12th overall
After that, we had the 470 men’s. In their 2 races, they came 13th and 8th to make us 5th overall.
Next, it was the men’s sailing Finn with Josh Junior. In the 2 races, he came 8th and 1st to make him in the medal race.
To finish off the sailing for today Sam Meech came 10th in the medal race.
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.