The first Olympic rugby medals in 92 years will be handed out in Rio de Janeiro tomorrow, and the New Zealand women’s team has every chance of grabbing one of them.
The New Zealand women fought their way into today’s semi-finals with a brave 5-0 victory over the United States and will next meet Great Britain. In the other semi-final, Australia take on Canada, who eliminated Fiji.
It will be a huge day of rowing tomorrow after today’s cancellation.
Among the races will be the eights heats and this will mark the first time since 1984 that New Zealand has fielded an eight at the Olympic Games. Two women will be particularly busy – Rebecca Scown and Genevieve Behrent, who will row in the eight heat then later in the morning compete in the women’s pair.
The New Zealand women’s hockey team will look to build on their good start to the tournament when they meet the formidable German team. New Zealand, one of the highly rated sides, beat South Korea 4-1 in their opening match.
At the equestrian centre, the New Zealand three-day eventing team face the daunting cross-country section. Mark Todd, who is competing in his eighth Olympics, rates the cross-country course the most difficult he has seen at an Olympic Games since Los Angeles, 1984.
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