The New Zealand women’s hockey team bowed out of gold medal contention in disappointing circumstances today, losing a penalty shootout to England at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre.
Not for the first time, it was cycling’s day at the Commonwealth Games, with a brilliant gold medal to Linda Villumsen in the road time trial and two other top five finishes.
David Bishop won one of New Zealand’s rare Commonwealth Games gymnastics medals in the floor final today.
New Zealand went oh so close to picking up a gold medal in the para open triples bowls final at Kelvingrove today.
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.