Preview of Day 6

Golf returns to the Olympics tomorrow after 112 years and two New Zealanders get to enjoy the experience. Ryan Fox and Danny Lee will take part in the men’s competition. Lydia Ko will play in the women’s competition next week.

The rowing gets serious tomorrow with two finals that involve New Zealand – the men’s pair, in which Hamish Bond and Eric Murray are strong favourites, and the lightweight men’s four, featuring New Zealanders James Lassche, Peter Taylor, Alistair Bond and James Hunter.

But there’s a lot more rowing than that for New Zealand. The men’s and women’s eights row in their repechages, and the women’s pair and lightweight double sculls have semi-finals. Three crews have B finals – the men’s quad sculls, and the men’s and women’s double sculls.

Luuka Jones competes in the semi-final of the women’s K1 slalom and after her fine showing in the qualifying section there are indications she could go all the way to the final.

Four sailing crews are in action tomorrow, the men’s and women’s 470, the nacra nixed and Josh Junior in the finn.

Lauren Boyle swims in the heats of her favoured 800m freestyle and will be looking to recover lost ground after not making the 400m freestyle final.

The track cycling programme kicks off and again New Zealand is in the thick of it.

The men’s team sprint will be decided, and New Zealand is well regarded in that event. In addition, the qualifying round of the men’s and women’s team pursuit events will be held.

Finally, and this is not a position in which New Zealand rugby finds itself often, the men’s sevens team plays off for positions five to eight, with a match first against France.

Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games Ryan Fox Danny Lee Lydia Ko Carl Meyer Eric Murray Luuka Jones Josh Junior James Lassche Peter Taylor Alistair Bond James Hunter Golf Rowing Canoe/Kayak - Slalom Sailing Swimming Cycling - Track Rugby - Sevens
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