After so many near misses, Linda Villumsen finally won a major race when she outclassed the strong women’s road time trial field in Glasgow today.
With four days of competition remaining, New Zealand has already equalled its medal haul from four years ago in Delhi, after another hugely successful day in Glasgow.
Heavyweight weightlifter Stan Chalaev won his second consecutive Commonwealth Games silver medal after an exciting contest in the Clyde Auditorium.
Valerie Adams was well below her best, but still won the women’s shot put gold medal with a bit to spare at Hampden Park Stadium tonight.
In the end it came down to a race between two of the more physically imposing members of the New Zealand team – shot putter Valerie Adams and heavyweight weightlifter Stanislav Chalaev.
Aucklander Tracey Lambrechs grabbed a bronze medal in the women’s 75kg-plus weightlifting today.
Tayla Ford and Sam Belkin won wrestling bronze medals for today, lifting New Zealand’s Commonwealth Games medal count to 33.
The New Zealand women’s hockey team cemented top spot in their pool by demolishing Canada 6-0 today. They have earned themselves a semi-final match against the improving England team on Friday.
The New Zealand netballers won their pool by beating Jamaica 50-42 in a testing encounter today. It means they remain unbeaten at the Commonwealth Games.
New Zealand had another memorable day at the Commonwealth Games, picking up three gold medals and a silver. That means New Zealand has already won 31 medals, a most impressive return.
Auckland swimmer Lauren Boyle bounced back from last night’s disappointment to win the women’s 400m freestyle gold medal tonight.
Anton Cooper and Sam Gaze brought cheers from their New Zealand supporters when they won gold and silver in the men’s mountain bike cross-country race today.