Live Updates: Tokyo Olympics, July 30 - Kiwis chase three rowing golds, Clareburt in another swimming final, Nyika & Black Ferns Sevens in quarter-finals

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Emma Twigg has added another gold medal to New Zealand's haul, taking out the women's single sculls. 

The men's eight added a second gold of the day, winning their first medal since 1976, and first gold since 1972. To cap it off, the women's eight claimed silver.

The tennis double of Michael Venus and Marcus Daniell took a doubles bronze at 6pm, several sailing crews are in action throughout the afternoon and the Black Ferns Sevens have booked a spot in the semi-finals.

Also David Nyika has guaranteed at least a bronze medal in the heavyweight division.

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11:41pm - Hockey: And that's it, Argentina win 4-1, leaving New Zealand out of the men's quarter-finals - a disappointing result.

That's the last Kiwi performers finished for the day. Join us again early tomorrow for the triathlon mixed relay at 10:30am.

11:12pm - Hockey: Argentina now ahead 3-1 and the Black Sticks seem like they're headed for an early exit from the men's competition.

11:10pm - Athletics: That's both pools finished and Maddie Wesche will join Dame Val in the shot final, ranking 11th through qualifying.

11:02pm - Athletics: Dame Val about to take her third throw - she hits the mark again and it's measured at 18.83m, so that's an automatic qualifer.

Weshe has finished seventh in her group and sits 11th overall. She can only afford one more thrower to beat her...

11:01pm - Athletics: Maddie Wesche beats her previous best for the second time tonight with 18.53m, so she'll have to wait to see if that's good enough to progress. So far it is.

10:54pm - Athletics: American Raven Saunders has throw 19.22m in the shotput qualifying, so now six athletes have progressed to Sunday's final. Adams and Wesche are the next best to advance so far.

10:52pm - Hockey: Halftime and still 2-1 to Argentina.

10:47pm - Athletics: Dame Val strides into the circle, but isn't happy with that effort. It's mesaured at 18.59m, so she'll need to throw again.

In the other circle, Gao of China achieves 18.80m and progresses. Wesche's second effort isn't nearly as good, reaching 16.80m.

10:41pm - Athletics: Portugese Dongmo has reached the 18.80m automatic qualifying mark, so that's three so far.

10:38pm - Equestrian: Jesse Campbell has completed the dressage stage of the three-day event, scoring 30.10 points, which puts him just ahead of fellow Kiwi Jonelle Price. Tim Price will perform his routine on Saturday.

10:33pm - Athletics: Swede Fanny Roos has achieved the qualifying mark with 19.01m in the other group - her night is done.

Maddie Wesche is up next for NZ... she's never thrown 18.80m, so this would take a personal best. It's 18.65m, which is 18cm better than she's thrown before.

Meanwhile, Gong from China has qualified in Adams' pool, throwing 19.46m.

10:30pm - Athletics: No automatic qualifiers from group B yet, as Dame Val steps into the circle...

Her toss is right around the 18.80m mark, given 18.75m, so not an automatic mark, but a metre better than her rivals so far.

10:24pm - Hockey: Argentina go 2-1 over the NZ men, with Martinez scoring.

10:10pm - Hockey: NZ scored first with a Kane Russell penalty corner to take a 1-0 lead over, but Argentina equalise within seconds, 1-1

A draw would be enough to see the Black Sticks into the quarter-finals.

10:15pm - Athletics: The pace goes on in the 5000m heat, as the speedsters sort out the qualifying spots. Hassan of Netherlands sprints home in 14m 47.89s for victory, while Buscomb crosses in 14th with 15m 24.39s - that wont's get her through to the final.

10:10pm - Athletics: Buscomb has dropped off the back of the main bunch in her heat. She passed through the 3000m in 9m 04.7s, sitting 14th, with five to advance and the five fastest losers.

Still no score in the hockey, after 12 minutes.

10pm - Athletics: Camille Buscomb is lining up for the 5000m heats, with Dame Val Adams and Maddie Wesche warming up for shot qualifying in 30 minutes.  We'll also keep an eye on the Black Sticks men, playing for a quarter-final spot against Argentina.

9:49pm - Sevens: Fiji win a penalty near their own line and kick it out for an upset win over the champion Australians. They will now meet NZ in the semis tomorrow - Australia are out of the tournament.

9:47pm - Sevens: Only a minute left and Australia need to score twice. They're deep in their own half...

Australia score under the posts to trail 14-12 with seconds left...

9:38pm - Sevens: Australia score on the stroke of halftime, with Fiji down to six women. They still lead 14-5 at the break.

9:34pm - Sevens: Fiji score again and lead 14-0...

9:30pm - Sevens: Australia and Fiji kick off for their quarter-final, after the storm delay. 

8:55pm - Sevens: Play has been suspended for 30 minutes, with a lightning storm striking close to the stadium. Fiji v Australia up next, after the Aussies were upset by USA earlier today.

8:48pm - Sevens: Try to Woodman

NZ take a tap on halfway, go right and then left, where Woodman has too much pace for her marker, NZ 36-0

That's fulltime and the Black Ferns move on to face either Fiji or Australia in the semis.

8:46pm - Sevens: Russians try to attack for the first time, but a pass goes loose and NZ will get the ball back.

8:44pm - Sevens: TRY to Tui

From a setpiece, Brazier puts a left-foot kick behind the defence for Tui to gather and score, NZ 31-0

8:42pm - Sevens: TRY to Woodman

NZ win a scrum in their own half and show patience to mount an attack, before Woodman stands up her marker and races 80m to score, NZ 24-0

8:38pm - Sevens: NZ win the lineout and Fitzpatrick makes ground upfield, but her pass to Blyde is uncatchable and the ref blows for halftime, NZ 17-0

8:37pm - Sevens: ROC have some possession and threaten to break out of their half for the first time. They eventually kick for a lineout in NZ territory.

8:35pm - Sevens: Try to Blyde

NZ win a couple of penalties, Woodman bumps off defenders and the ball is spread wide to Blyde, who sprints away, despite the heavy bandage on her thigh, NZ 17-0

8:33pm - Sevens: Try to Broughton

Another Russian error conceds a five-metre scrum and the Ferns go the other way to Broughton, who scores, NZ 12-0

8:32pm - Sevens: TRY to Fitzpatrick

An early error from the Russians in front of ttheir posts allows the NZ women to scrum and Fitzpatrick takes a big gap to score, NZ 7-0

8:30pm - Sevens: Michaela Blyde back for the Black Ferns, after sitting out this afternoon's game with a niggle.

8:24pm - Sevens: Black Ferns about to take on the Russians again, after dispatching the 33-0 earlier today. Strange to meet them again in the quarter-finals, but it's a quirk of the draw.

8:02pm - Okay - That's Brad Lewis signing off for the evening. Handing over to Grant 'El Chapo' Chapman for the night shift.

8:01pm - Wow! That was awesome. Considering how poorly the lads played last night, to bounce back with an excellent performance is simply outstanding.

Tennis: Men's doubles final - New Zealand v United States 

Michael Venus / Marcus Daniell  v  Austin Krajicek / Tennys Sandgren - 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
Result: Venus/Daniell win 7-6, 6-2 to claim Olmypic bronze medal. 

7:58pm - Tennis: Daniell smashes away a volley and the Kiwis win bronze!!! Awesome.

7:57pm - Tennis: Three match points for the Kiwi pair.

7:56pm - Tennis: The Kiwis up 0-30 on Krajicek's serve.

7:51pm - Tennis: Daniell holds and the Kiwis are a game away from bronze.

7:49pm - Tennis: Gutsy hold from Sandgren and the US stay in the contest at 2-4.

7:48pm - Tennis: Great response from Sandgren with two huge serves to save break point.

7:47pm - Tennis: Two break points on the Sandgren serve for the Kiwis. 

7:43pm - Tennis: Venus holds despite some scary moments. NZ team now two games away.

7:42pm - Tennis: The Kiwis save another break point thanks to a prestine volley from Daniell.

7:41pm - Tennis: Venus comes at big and Daniell puts away the volley. 

7:40pm - Tennis: Venus in trouble on serve as the US have a break point.

7:36pm - Tennis: The US hold and are on the board in the second set. 

7:35pm - Tennis: The American saves again.

7:34pm - Tennis: Break point for the Kiwi pair.

7:31pm - Tennis: The American saves a break point. Crucial game this. Deuce. 

7:28pm - Tennis: Kiwis have the Krajicek serve at deuce.

7:24pm - Tennis: Daniell holds and the Kiwis have a 3-0 lead. 

7:23pm - Tennis: Daniell saves as Venus puts a way a volley. Deuce. 

7:22pm - Tennis: Break back point for the US on Daniell's serve. 

7:21pm - Sailing: Alex Maloney and Molly Meech finish third in Race 8 of the 49er FX. They are placed eighth overall and in the hunt for a medal with five races to go. 

7:17pm - Tennis: Sandgren hits a forehand wide and that's the early break for New Zealand.

7:16pm - Tennis: Two break points for the Kiwis on Sandgren's serve. 

7:14pm - Tennis: Michael Venus holds well and the Kiwis lead 1-0 second set.

7:10pm - Golf: Ryan Fox is even-par through 11 holes of his second round. The Kiwi is one-under for the tournament - tied for 41st. 

7:08pm - Tennis: Big serve from Venus and Krajicek hits his return wide and that's the first set for Venus and Daniell.

7:07pm - Tennis: Sandgren saves two with his big serve.

7:06pm - Tennis: Five set-points for the Kiwis.

7:05pm - Tennis: Double-break for the Kiwis. They are up 5-1

7:03pm - Tennis: Mini-break for the Kiwis. They are up 3-1.

7:02pm - Tennis: Daniell holds after a scare. We go to a tie-break. 

7:01pm - Tennis: Daniell gets to game point but a big passing shot from Sandgren leads to deuce.

6:59pm - Tennis: Pressure on Daniell. 30-30 on a second serve.

6:56pm - Sailing: Sam Meech has finished 11th in Race 9 of the Laser class. He is 13th overall and well out of medal contention. 

6:54pm - Tennis: The American holds after a shaky service game and Daniell serves to stay in the set. 

6:51pm - Tennis: Krajicek steps up again with two big serves and we are at deuce.

6:50pm - Tennis: Two break points for the Kiwis - big moment. 

6:48pm - Tennis: Michael Venus is serving like a beast. He holds to love. 

6:45pm - Tennis: Sandgren holds, but again the Kiwis had an opening. Very tight contest.

6:42pm - Tennis: Daniell holds well and the Kiwis draw level.

6:38pm - Tennis: Krajicek serves his way out of trouble with three big bombs as the US lead 4-3 on serve.

6:35pm - Sailing: Molly Meech and Alex Maloney finish eighth in Race 7 of the women's 49er FX - that moves them to ninth overall with an outside shot at a medal if they can end the regatta strong.

6:34pm - Tennis: Easy hold for Venus to square the first set score. 

6:29pm - Tennis: Sandgren holds to 30 and the US lead 3-2 on serve in the first set. 

6:26pm - Tennis: Daniell holds with comfort and we remain on serve

6:24pm - Tennis: The Kiwi boys looking much more crisp than last night when the were very flat. Daniell up 30-0 on serve. 

6:20pm - Tennis: Another hold for the US after a 0-30 start for the Kiwis. 

6:17pm - Tennis: An easy hold for Venus and we are all level.

6:14pm - Tennis: Sandgren pushed on his service game but manages to hold. 

6:09pm - Okay all set to go in the tennis. US to serve first through Sandgren.

6:01pm - Golf: Ryan Fox is even par for his round through seven holes. That leaves him at one-under for the tournament, tied for 38th. He is eight shots off the lead. 

Ryan Fox in action
Ryan Fox in action Photo credit: Getty Images

5:46pm - Coming up at 6pm, Michael Venus and Marcus Daniell look to win Olympic bronze in the double tennis.

5:39pm - Trampoline Gymnastics: Kiwi Madaline Davidson has finished 10th in the qualification round and has been eliminated as she was outside the top eight. 

Madaline Davidson in action
Madaline Davidson in action Photo credit: Getty Images
Live Updates: Tokyo Olympics, July 30 - Kiwis chase three rowing golds, Clareburt in another swimming final, Nyika & Black Ferns Sevens in quarter-finals
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5:36pm - Boxing: David Nyika will fight ROC's Muslim Gadzhimagomedov next Tuesday, who beat the Kiwi the last time they fought. But Nyika is confident he can turn that result around.

"I'm looking forward to the next couple of fights,"Nyika tells Sky Sport.

"Give me a couple of days recovery and i'll be good to go.

"He's edged me out before and I have everything to prove now, si yeah - It'll be a barnburber - I'll tell you that much."

5:23pm - Sailing: Burling and Tuke finish second in Race 9 of the 49ers and our now in the gold medal spot with four races to run. 

Live Updates: Tokyo Olympics, July 30 - Kiwis chase three rowing golds, Clareburt in another swimming final, Nyika & Black Ferns Sevens in quarter-finals
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5:21pm - Sailing: The men's 470 crew of Snow-Hansen and Willcox finish Race 6 in seventh and are in the bronze medal spot with five races to go.

5:20pm - Awesome result for the Kiwi and he is an Olympic medal winner. Will take at least a bronze medal. 

Heavyweight Boxing quarter-finals: Nyika v  Smiahlikau 

Result: David Nyika gets the nod and a guarenteed bronze medal.

Round Three - Nyika gets the nod again on all three with a 10-8 thrown in. Jab lands for the Kiwi. Stiff left lands for the Kiwi as he slips a big right from Ulad.  Right hand lands for Nyika. Body shot lands for the Kiwi - he's in control... complete control. Nice jab lands for Ulad but Nyika is fine. Uppercut lands - heavy and he backs Ulad up. Overhand lands for Nyika. Big body shot lands for Nyika as the round and fight ends. All Nyika for me.

Round Two - Nyika wins the first round on all scorecards. Ulad looking aggressive to open the second. Nyika with a hook that is blocked but the jab gets through. Shot to the body lands for the Kiwi. He is so smooth. Right and a spearing left lands for the Kiwi.  Nice right lands for Ulad. Left for the Kiwi and a right downstairs. Jab for the Kiwi.  Overhand lands for Nyika and a big uppercut. Nyika slips a right and lands a left to end the round. 

Round One - Nyika slow to get going as Ulad looks to establish his jab. The Kiwi light on his feet though and looking confident. Right looked to land for Nyika.  Nyika's head movement looks superb. The Kiwi slips a right and lands a short left hook that is blocked. Clinch from Ulad. Cut for Ulad, but he seams okay.  Nyika lands a shot in the clinch and he stings Ulad with a right. End of the round. Pretty sure David got that comfortably. 

5:04pm - Boxing: Out comes the Belarusian followed by the Kiwi. 

5:00pm - Boxing: Slight delay at the boxing venue. Shoud be a couple of minutes.

4:55pm - Boxing: The Belarus slugger is ranked ninth in the world, Nyika fourth, Should be a close fight.

4:50pm - Boxing: David Nyika is about three or four minutes away from his quarter-final against Uladzislau Smiahlikau from Belarus.

4:41pm - Trampoline Gymnastics: Davidson records a 47.870 - good enough for seventh spot at this point with seven more to come and another routine round.

4:34pm - Trampoline Gymnastics: Kiwi Madaline Davidson set to go with her first routine of the quaification round. Top eight from 16 entrants make the final.

4:30pm - Sailing: Okay so the Kiwi 49er crew are fourth on 32 points. Here is the standings with four races and a medal race to come.
Spain 29, Denmark 29, GBR 31, NZ 32, Germany 32. You get one point for a win and then two for second etc. 

4:28pm - Sailing: Burling and Tuke cross the line sixth in Race 8. That will drop them to fifth place overall - but the top five teams are all very close in the standings. Will work it all out for you shortly.

4:24pm - Sailing: Burling and Tuke were sixth midway through Race 8 of the 49er class. That result will drop them back out of a medal spot.

4:22pm - ROC ended up making it through to the quarter-finals. New Zealand will play the Russian again in the final eight.

Rugby Sevens: New Zealand 33 v ROC 0

4:21pm - Black Ferns 33 (Tui x2, Fluhler x2, Woodman tries) bt ROC 0

Fulltime - Comfortable win for New Zealand and they qualify top of their group. 

TRY NZ: Fluhler is in again after a lovely pass from Brazier sets her free. NZ 33-0

TRY NZ: Ruby Tui outstanding with a little grubber for Stacey Fluhler and she scoops the ball up to score. NZ 28-0

TRY NZ: The Kiwis open the second-half with a try. The defend well and force a turnover and Woodman scoops the ball up and runs 20m to score: NZ 21-0

TRY NZ: Ruby Tui again from nothing. The Ferns defend well for several minutes and then get the turnover - it's quickly spun wide to Tui inisde the NZ 22 and she gets to the outside and sprints away to score. NZ 14-0

TRY NZ: Great run from Fitzpatrick gets the Ferns out of trouble - she is brought down by the final defender but she pops a wonderful pass to Tui who race away to score. NZ 7-0

4:01pm - Underway in the rugby - NZ taking on the Russians who are not officially Russian.

3:59pm - Sailing: Snow-Hansen and Wilcox finish fifth in Race 5 of the men's 470 - they are now fifth overall. 

3:54pm - Rugby Sevens: Weather has cleared so NZ is set to play ROC at 4pm.

3:43pm - Sailing: Snow-Hansen and Wilcox are fifth after three of five legs in the 470. 

3:40pm - Sailing: Okay so Burling and Tuke are up to third spot, a point behind the Danes in second and seven points behind the Brits. Two more races today. 

3:37pm - Sailing: Third place finish for Burling and Tuke, but the British crew came home second and they currently lead,the event, but the Kiwis should jump up into the medal spots with that result. Will update shortly.

3:36pm -  Sailing: Burling and Tuke round the third mark in fourth spot. 

3:29pm - Sailing: Snow-Hansen and Wilcox round the second mark of Race 5 of the men's 470 in fifth spot.

3:26pm - Sailing: Burling and Tuke have rounded the second of three marks in fourth spot in Race 7 of the 49er. They need a top two or three finish to get back in the medal spots.

3:24pm - BMX: Rebecca Petch stoked with how she went .... after a bad crash yesterday, just making the semi-finals was a great achievement for the young peddler.

"Stoked I could get back on the bike after yesterday," Petch tells Sky Sport

"I'm pretty sore to be honest, but my team go me ready to go.

"I'm overwhelmed by the support back home and the support here - It's been amazing

"Three years is not long and I'm eager to go all out and get to Paris and do my best."

3:13pm - BMX: Petch is eliminated after finishing sixth in her final semi-final race and sixth overall in her group.

3:10pm - BMX: Moments away from Kiwi Rebecca Petch's final semi-final run. She is in a four rider shootout to make the final with three spots looking secure. 

3:06pm - BMX: Big delay in the semi-finals after a scary crash in the first of the men's final races. Rebeca Petch looking good for a spot in the final - she sits 4th. 

3:02pm - Sailing: Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Wilcox are also set to go in men's 470 - they currently sit in fifth spot after four races. 

3:00pm - Sailing: Pete Burling and Blair Tuke about to go in Race 7 of the 49er class. A top three finish should see them jump into a medal spot after this race.

2:55pm - Rugby Sevens: Has been postponed because of lightning strikes.

2:42pm - Golf: Ryan Fox has yet to begin his second round. He shot a one-under 70 yesterday and sits tied for 39th - currently nine-shots off the leader from Mexico,

2:34pm - Athletics: Kiwi Hamish Kerr will contest the Olympic High Jump final on Sunday after finishing inside the top 12 in quaifying. 

2:34pm - Rugby Sevens: Has been delayed because of a weather threat - due to go now at 2:45pm.

2:32pm - BMX: Petch comes home sixth in her second run - she is clinging on to the final spot in the the final by one point.

2:30pm - Rugby: Black Ferns coming up shortly in their final pool game.

2:28pm - BMX: Kiwi Rebecca Petch about to go in her second semi-final. She is fourth after the first run. Needs to finish in the top four after three races to qualify for the final.

2:26pm - Hello team, Brad Lewis taking you through till about 8pm tonight on a golden dy for New Zealand.


Freestyle to finish. Wang takes it out, followed by Scott of the UK, then Desplanches in third.

Clareburt's finished in eighth, 2.7s off the winner.


Breaststroke. Andrew hits the front again. Wang second.


Onto backstroke, and Wang takes the lead. 


Butterfly to start. USA's Michael Andrew looks to have the lead. Then Cseh, then Wang at the first turn.


On the blocks - and they're away!


The swimmers go through their final preparations. We're about a minute away.


Clareburt is in lane one, followed by Switzerland's Jeremy Deplanches, Japan's Daiya Seto, China's Shun Wang, GB's Duncan Scott. USA's Michael Andrew, Japan's Kosuke Hagino, and Hungary's Laszlo Cseh.


We're running slightly behind after the medal ceremony, but the swimmers make their way out.


Hamish Kerr has cleared 2.28m, so we're waiting to see if that'll be enough for him to seal a final spot.


Rebecca Petch finished fourth in the first of her three semi-final heats.

She needs a top four finish to qualify for the final.


Rebecca Petch's semi-final gets underway very shortly, while Lewis Clareburt's 200m individual medley is at 2:16pm.


Phew. Moving away from the water, Hamish Kerr has cleared 2.25m in the high jump with his second attempt.


Unreal. New Zealand have a first medal in the men's eight since 1976, and first gold since 1972.

Take your hats off, that's a Halberg Award winning performance.


Can the Kiwis close it out? Germany make a charge towards the finish!

Can they do it? They can! Another gold!


At the 1500m, and New Zealand lead! Great Britain second, Germany third!


This is so close, the Dutch are fifth and they're less than a second off the lead.

New Zealand are starting to surge though!


The New Zealand have moved into second, but they're not done there!

Have they hit the front? We're at halfway - and New Zealand lead!


This is so close. We're coming up to the first 500m mark. 

Germany first, Great Britain second, New Zealand third.


Straight away Germany look to have taken the lead.

It looks like the Kiwis are in third.


And we're off - can the Kiwis add a third medal of the day?


Three minutes until the men's eight final.

New Zealand are in lane two. They're up against USA, Germany, Netherlands, Great Britian and Australia.


A huge effort from the Kiwi girls. They had a lot of ground to make up on Canada, and fell so agonisingly close.

Still, silver is a first medal of any colour for the women's eight.

Stay tuned, because the men's eight are up at 1:25pm.


This is going to be close!

Canada hold the lead, have the Kiwis left their charge too late? Into the last 250m.

And Canada get home first - but New Zealand take silver!


Approaching 1500m, Canada lead by 1.3s, but New Zealand are making a move!

China have surged ahead of Australia.


New Zealand have overtaken Australia!


Nearing the halfway point, Canada have a healthy lead, Australia are still second, but the Kiwi crew are 0.07s back.


Coming to the first 500m. Canada lead, Australia second and New Zealand are third - just.


NZ are slower out of the blocks, but there's still a long way to go!

Canada look to be the fastest off the start line.


They're away! 


New Zealand are in lane three, along with Australia, Canada, the USA, Romania and China.


Here we go then! A few minutes until the women's eight look to add another gold.


Elsewhere, in the men's single sculls final, Greece's Stefanos Ntouskos has won gold, and beat Mahe Drysdale for a new Olympic best.


The New Zealand national anthem plays across Sea Forest Waterway - never gets old.


Twigg's up on the podium getting her medal, what an effort after so many years of heartbreak.

Austria's Magdalena Lobnig takes the bronze, while ROC's Hanna Prakatsen takes silver.


What a race from Emma Twigg - but that's not the end of the action.

The women's eight are up next - at around 1:05pm.


How about that! After fourth in London and Rio, Emma Twigg finall has her medal - and it's gold!!!


She's done it! Emma Twigg wins gold!!!


Here we go! Nearing the finish, Twigg holds her lead!

Prakatsen's making up ground, but has she left it too late?!


Coming to the 1500m, Twigg's first, Prakatsen is 2.73s back.

This is going to be tight.


Prakatsen moves into second, she's setting herself up for the late charge!


Approaching the 1000m mark. Twigg's first over, and has a two second lead over the rest of the field, nearly four seconds of Prakatsen.


Twigg's first 500m was quicker than her semi-final victory.

Prakatasen will be the threat though, she's a decent finisher.


Twigg starts to push herself into the lead, but the question will be where can Prakatasen get herself?

Twigg is the first over the 500m mark!


And Twigg gets a strong start! She's the quickest off the line, but Austria's Lobnig is in pursuit.


We're away! C'mon Emma!


The rowers are all set and ready to go! 


Less than 10 minutes until Emma Twigg gets underway. 

She's up against Yan Jiang of China, Jeann Gmelin of Switzerland, Hanna Prakatsen of ROC, Great Britain's Victoria Thornley and Austria's Magdalena Lobnig.


Over in the athletics,Hamish Kerr is about to begin his qualifying for the high jump.


The first bit of news from the water is that Jordan Parry has won his single sculls 'C' final.


Good morning! What a day we're in store for!

New Zealand can bring home seven medals today (if everything goes our way), including three in less than an hour from 12:33pm onwards as our rowers take to the water.

Golfer Ryan Fox will get underway before lunchtime, teeing off for his second round.


Kia ora, good morning and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the Tokyo Olympics, on a day when New Zealand rowers promise more medals - and maybe gold - at the Sea Forest Waterway.

Emma Twigg has dominated the early rounds of single sculls and finished three seconds clear of the next fastest rival in her semi yesterday. After consecutive fourth-place finishes at London 2012 and Rio 2016, she seems a lock for a medal in her fourth Olympics - and probably gold.

Pair gold medallists Kerri Gowler and Grace Prendergast return to the course as part of the world champion eight, hoping to secure New Zealand's first medal in the women's big boat - again, possibly gold.

Soon after, the men hope to rekindle a legacy that dates back to Munich 1972, when the Kiwis last won gold in the eight. This latest crew were the last to qualify for Tokyo earlier this year, but won their repechage two days ago and may yet surprise their opponents in the final.

Elsewhere, swimmer Lewis Clareburt has a chance to redeem himself in the 200m individual medley final, after letting a medal slip through his grasp over 400m. Tennis doubles specialists Michael Venus and Marcus Daniell play for bronze.

Boxer David Nyika is just one win away from a guaranteed heavyweight medal and faces Uladzislau Smiahlikau from Belarus, while later tonight, Dame Val Adams begins her bid for a third Olympic gold medal in her fifth Games, with shot put qualifying.

Friday, July 30


Men's high jump qualifying - Hamish Kerr 12:15pm NZ

Women's 5000m heats - Camille Buscomb 10pm NZ

Women's shot put qualifying - Dame Val Adams & Madison-Lee Wesche 10:25pm NZ


Men's heavyweight quarter-finals - David Nyika v Uladzislau Smiahlikau (Belarus) 4:54pm NZ


Women's racing semis & final - Rebecca Petch 1:15pm/1:45pm/2:17pm & 2:50pm NZ


Eventing dressage - Jesse Campbell 10:20pm, Jonelle Price 12:52pm NZ


Men's individual stroke play, round 2 - Ryan Fox 11:52am NZ


Men's Pool A - Black Sticks v Argentina 10pm NZ


Men's single sculls finals C - Jordan Parry 11:55am NZ

Women's single sculls finals A - Emma Twigg 12:33pm NZ

Women's eight final - Kelsey Bevan, Emma Dyke, Kirstyn Goodger, Jackie Gowler, Kerri Gowler, Ella Greenslade, Grace Prendergast, Beth Ross, Caleb Shepherd, Lucy Spoors, Phoebe Spoors 1:05pm NZ

Men's eight final - Hamish Bond, Sam Bosworth, Michael Brake, Shaun Kirkham, Matt Macdonald, Tom Mackintosh, Tom Murray, Dan Williamson & Philip Wilson 1:25pm NZ


Men's 470, Races 5 & 6 - Paul Snow-Hansen & Daniel Willcox 3:05pm NZ

Men's 49er, Races 7, 8 & 9 - Peter Burling & Blair Tuke 3:05pm NZ

Men's Laser, Races 9 & 10 - Sam Meech 5:35pm NZ

Women's 49er FX, Races 7 & 8 - Alex Maloney & Molly Meech 5:50pm NZ


Women's pool round - Black Ferns Sevens v ROC 2:30pm

Women's quarter-finals - Black Ferns Sevens 8:30pm NZ


Men's 200m individual medley final - Lewis Clareburt 2:16pm NZ


Men's doubles bronze-medal match - Marcus Daniell & Michael Venus v Kajicek/Sandgren (USA) 6pm NZ


Women's qualifying & final - Maddie Davidson 4pm & 5:50pm NZ


Black Ferns Sevens escape Olympic pool defeat with last-minute try

Michaela Blyde's hat-trick of tries has rescued the Black Ferns Sevens from shock defeat to Great Britain in their second pool outing at the Tokyo Olympics.

Hoping to improve on their silver medals at Rio 2016, the NZ women opened their account with an easy won over Kenya on Thursday afternoon, but quickly found themselves in a deep hole against their next rivals in the evening.

Uncharacteristic mistakes from the Kiwis saw the British capitalise with three early tries, all converted, for a 21-0 lead.

But New Zealand began to break down that deficit before halftime, with Blyde showing her gas for two quick tries to close within 21-12 at the break.

To complete their comeback, the Ferns probably needed to score next and Tyler Nathan-Wong obliged, taking a quick penalty tap on halfway and scything through the defence to score under the posts, then convert.

Michaela Blyde scores a try against Great Britain
Michaela Blyde scores a try against Great Britain. Photo credit: Photosport

Now just two points down, they needed one more try, but time was running out. Their opportunity came, when Jasmine Joyce was shown a yellow card for offside, and the Ferns worked the ball round, looking for the overlap.

Unsurprisingly, victory was merely a matter of getting the ball to Blyde, who - not for the first time this year - sealed the late win with her third try of the day.

"There's not enough hand sanitiser in all of Japan to clean that up," reflected NZ veteran Ruby Tui afterwards, promising that the Ferns' tackling would improve before Friday.

They face Russian Olympic Committee in their final pool outing, before a quarter-final tomorrow night.