Normally, Dame Valerie Adams would be a red-hot favourite to secure her fourth Commonwealth Games gold medal.
But after becoming a mother only a few months ago, the athletics legend has a different challenge to overcome - a race against time to regain enough form to repulse her rivals.
We'll know today if she has succeeded, when she lines up for the shot put final at 10:25pm.
Right around that time, pole vault star Eliza McCartney will be getting into the serious heights in her quest for a Commonwealth medal to go with her Rio Olympic bronze.
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Four Kiwi boxers - Troy Garton, David Nyika, Alexis Pritchard and Patrick Mailata - will fight to progress to their respective finals, assured of bronze medals at least.
And the Black Sticks men and Tall Ferns women are also at semi-final stage in hockey and basketball, hoping to assure themselves of silver medals.
The full schedule of Kiwis in action on the Gold Coast on Friday is:
11am (NZ time)
Shooting - women's trap, qualifying (Natalie Rooney)
Shooting - men's trap, qualifying day one (Myles Browne-Cole, Owen Robinson)
Athletics - men's javelin throw, qualifying (Ben Langton Burnell)
Diving - women's 1m springboard preliminary round (Lizzie Cui)
Wrestling - men's freestyle 1/8 final (Samuel Belkin vs South Africa)
Wrestling - women's freestyle 57kg, group B (Ana Moceyawa vs India)
Wrestling - men's freestyle 65kg, 1/8 final (Brahm Richards vs India)
Squash - women's doubles quarter-final (Joelle King, Amanda Landers-Murphy vs England)
Boxing - women's 60k semi-final (Troy Garton vs Australia)
Boxing - men's 91kg semi-final (David Nyika vs England)
Shooting - women's trap, final
Sevens - women's pool A (NZ vs Kenya)
Squash - mixed doubles semi-final (Joelle King, Paul Coll vs India)
Boxing - women's 57kg semi-final (Alexis Pritchard vs Northern Ireland)
Diving - Women's 1m springboard final
Athletics - women's pole vault final (Eliza McCartney, Olivia McTaggart)
Hockey - men's semi-final, Black Sticks vs India
Sevens - women's pool A (NZ vs South Africa)
Squash - men's doubles quarter-final (Paul Coll, Campbell Grayson vs Australia)
Athletics - women's shot put final (Dame Valerie Adams)
Basketball - women's semi-final, Tall Ferns vs Australia
Athletics - men's 10,000m final (Jake Robertson)
Men's 3m synchronised springboard final (Anton Down-Jenkins, Liam Stone)
Boxing - Men's 91kg-plus semi-final (Patrick Mailata vs England)