New Zealand had a cooling off period at the London Paralympics today with only five athletes in action and, for the first time in five days, no medals.
Auckland swimmer Rebecca Dubber, 19, was the only Kiwi in action at the pool, finishing ninth out of 14 starters in the S7 women's 100m freestyle in a time of one minute 18.30 seconds and missing the top-eight final by one place.
Christchurch dressage rider Anthea Gunner and her horse Huntingdale Incognito were 17th of 19 starters in the grade II individual freestyle test at Greenwich Park, completing her Games campaign.
In Weymouth, SKUD18 two-person keelboat sailors Jan Apel and Tim Dempsey were eighth and 11th and Paul Francis in the 2.4mR one-person keelboat was 16th and third in today's two races, the fifth and sixth of the regatta for both crews, who are off the pace.
The action heats up again tomorrow with Christchurch swimmer Sophie Pascoe looking to secure her fourth medal of the Games in one of her preferred events, the 100m backstroke, while Peter Martin (javelin) and Tim Prendergast (1500m) are both medal hopes at the Olympic Stadium.
New Zealand has so far won 11 medals - four gold, three silver and four bronze - to be 13th on the table.
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