Kiwis in action
MONDAY, July 30 (all times are NZ times)
Men's hockey: NZ v Korea, 7.30pm
If the Black Sticks are to live up to their claims that they are genuine medal contenders, they must get off to an emphatic start against Korea today. The Black Sticks are ranked more highly and they should get off to a flyer.
Rowing: Women's quadruple sculls repechage, Eve Macfarlane, Fiona Bourke, Louise Trappitt and Sarah Gray, 8.50pm; Men's quadruple sculls repechage, Robbie Manson, Matthew Trott, Michael Arms and John Storey, 9pm; Women's double sculls repechage, Fi Paterson and Anna Reymer, 9.20pm; Men's four heats, Sean O'Neill, Chris Harris, Jade Uru and Tyson Williams, 9.40pm.
Watch out for the men's four who will be looking to follow in the wake of the heat performances of our star men, Eric Murray and Hamish Bond and Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan.
Swimming: Women's 200m IM heats, Natalie Wiegersma, 9.49pm
It's the third night of the swim meet with Wiegersma looking to bounce back from a poor swim in the 400m individual medley heats.
Sailing: All from 11pm - Men's Finn race 3 and 4, Dan Slater; Men's Star race 3 and 4, Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner; Women's Elliott 6m round robin, Stephanie Hazard, Jenna Hansen and Susannah Pyatt; Men's Laser race 1 and 2, Andrew Murdoch; Men's 49er race 1 and 2, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke; Women's Laser Radial race 1 and 2, Sara Winther.
Our sailors like the conditions off Weymouth. But good results are needed in these early races. The likes of Laser medal hopeful Andrew Murdoch and 49er crew Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will be in their opening races.
Equestrian: Eventing cross country, Mark Todd, Andrew Nicholson, Jock Paget, Caroline Powell, Jonelle Edwards, from 11.30pm.
We got off to good start after a brilliant dressage display from Mark Todd. Cross country is NZ riders' real forte though.
And great TV viewing!
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