Topic: Rio Olympics 2016

Olympics Rio Day 5 - Two Silver for NZ medal tally

By Tamati Tiananga

To Day 7 of Rio Olympics, Valerie Adams and rowing pair Genevieve Behrent and Rebecca Scown win silver, and the NZ Women’s Hockey team draw with world champions, the Netherlands.

Silver in Shot Put

New Zealand Shot Putter Valerie Adams led the field after her second throw of 20.42 metres, but it wasn’t until the final round where America’s Michelle Carter's snatched the gold with a 20.63-metre throw.

Silver in Rowing

NZ Women’s coxless pair, NZ rowers Genevieve Behrent and Rebecca Scown maintain their position in front of Denmark to secured Silver with a time of 7:19.53 behind Great Britain.

NZ Women’s Hockey team in the quarter finals

To hockey, the Black Sticks women's team have advanced through to the quarter-final with a last minute equalizer goal from Kayla Whitelock of Rangitāne to level the score against World Champions the Netherlands

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