Live updates: Tokyo Olympics, July 31 - Black Ferns Sevens & triathlon relay team chase medals, OlyWhites eye more history

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Dylan Schmidt has won bronze in the Gymnastics Trampoline event in somewhat of a surprise.

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will race for the 49er gold medal on Monday after finishing top the rankings after the fleet races.

The Black Ferns Sevens beat France for gold for New Zealand's fourth gold medal at these Olympic Games, while the OlyWhites play Japan for a spot in the football medal matches. 

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Football - Quarter-final: OlyWhites 2  Japan 4 (penalties) 

11:40pm - That's the end of tonights programme for the Kiwis. There will no fairytale finish for the OlyWhites, but plenty to look forward to tomorrow. 

See ya then!

11:38pm - Football: Yoshida GOAL, JAP 4-2

Japan win the penalty shootout and now go through to the semis. Heartbreak for NZ.

11:37pm - Football: McCowatt GOAL, JAP 3-2

11:36pm - Football: Nakayama GOAL, JAP 3-1

11:36pm - Football: Lewis MISS, JAP 2-1

11:35pm - Football: Itakura for Japan, GOAL, JAP 2-1

11:34pm - Football: Cacace MISS, 1-1

11:33pm - Football: Ueda for Japan, GOAL, 1-1

11:32pm - Football: NZ to kick first, Wood steps up - GOAL, NZ 1-0

11:28pm - Football: And that's extra time over - we're going to penalties!

11:22pm - Football: Five minutes left in extra time and the shootout seems a very real possibility now.

11:18pm - Football: Japan put a free-kick into the area, but it's headed wide.

11:14pm - Football: McCowatt is fouled just outside the area and Lewis has a free-kick. His direct kick is deflected and so is Just's follow up. Cacace attempts one from the edge of the area, but it's deflected over the bar.

11:10pm - Football: Halftime in extra time, still scoreless. Surprisingly, Doan is subbed off for Miyoshi.

11:08pm - Football: Champness wrongfoots his marker and puts in a superb cross, but Just can't capitalise, as he traps the ball and trips over.

11:06pm - Football: NZ lose the ball on halfway and Japane stream forward, with Doan firing high.

11:05pm - Football: Kubo is clear in the box and shoots, but Woud blocks it with his legs.

11:04pm - Football: Doan puts another ball across goal, but Woud smothers it.

Down the other end, Cacace puts a ball to the far post, but Wood can't connect.

11pm - Football: Good ball into the area for Japan, but Woud advances to block the shot from Ueda.

10:51pm - Football: That's the 90 minutes up, so we now go to an extra 30 minutes.

10:46pm - Football: Tomiyasu handles the ball just outside the box and NZ have a free-kick opportunity. Lewis is on the ball, but his left foot into the area is cleared.

Three extre minutes to be played.

10:41pm - Football: Champness comes on for Waine.

Duan makes a long run up the middle and eventually fires on goal, but Woud dives to his left to parry.

10:38pm - Football: Doan puts in a hard cross and Ueda nudges it on goal, but Woud makes a superb reflex save.

10:35pm -Football: McCowatt makes a nice run into the box and tries to cross, but it's deflected just wide for a corner. Just comes on for Garbett, Ingham for Elliot.

10:32pm - Football: Bell's corner bounces to the far post, where Wood tries to kick over his shoulder to Stensness, but it's cleared.

Down the other end, Hatate meets a high ball at the far post, but heads it over the bar.

10:29pm -Football: Tanaki fakes the defence and strikes with his left foot from long distance, but it's high and wide.

Japan pounce on a loose ball in the NZ third and Woud is forced into another save.

10:27pm -Football: McCowatt unleases from the left side of the area, drawing save from Tani. Cacace is also booked, so those cards are mounting up.

10:26pm -Football: Kubo unleashes a left-foot shot from outside the area, forcing Woud into a diving save to his right.

10:25pm -Football: NZ putting more pressure on the attacking third and Tani forced to clear another dangerous ball.

10:21pm - Football: Garbett picks up a yellow card - New Zealand's third of the match and his second of the tournament, so he would miss the semi, if they get that far.

10:18pm -Football: NZ knocking the ball around the Japanese area and almost finds Wood in front of goal, but keeper Tani muscles past to clear.

Down the other end, Woud tries to escort the ball over the byline, but gets himself in a tangle and almost embarrasses himself.

10:15pm -Football: Joe Bell handles the ball and then kicks it away, almost drawing his second yellow of the match and instant dismissal.

10:11pm - Football: Horrible lapse in midfield by Stensness, who gives the ball away and is forced to grab his opponent to prevent more damage. He's shown yellow and deservedly so.

10:09pm - Football: Another Japanese player goes down in agony. Either the Kiwi players are the dirtiest players in the world or the Japanese are the greatest actors... you choose.

10:07pm - Football: OlyWhites skipper Winston Reid finally calls it a night, unable to continue on that knee injury that threatened to keep him out of the tournament. He's replaced by McCowatt.

9:46pm - Football: Halftime - 0-0. Most of the ball was Japan's but the Kiwis are hanging tough. 

9:41pm - Football: The OlyWhites hanging on. Japan with most of the play, but Chris Wood looks dangerous on the counter.

9:35pm - Football: Chance for the All Whites as Elliot fires in a cross for Wood who gets there on the half volley but he powers it over the bar from 10 yards. 

Live updates: Tokyo Olympics, July 31 - Black Ferns Sevens & triathlon relay team chase medals, OlyWhites eye more history

9:32pm - Sarah Hirini is very emotional. Says the five-year jouney has been worth it. She says this will be the last time this group will be together and they will celebrate and enjoy each others company. 

9:30pm - Football: Goalless through 30 minutes in the football. NZ slowly working their way into the game. 

Final Score: Rugby Sevens -  Black Ferns 26  France 12

9:25pm - The redemption mission is complete for New Zealand. They saved their best  for last with a near flawless 14 minutes. Congrats the Black Ferns. 

9:22pm - Brazier bangs the ball into touch and the Black Ferns are full of joy in victory. Awesome!! 

9:20pm - A minute to go and France have to go 100m ... twice.

9:17pm - Try NZ: Powerful running from Fitzpatrick up the middle after Hirini takes a quick tap and she pops the pass to Nathan-Wong who scores under the dot. NZ 26-12

9:14pm - Try France: That's what they needed. Ciofane scores in the corner and it's converted. NZ 19-12

9:11pm - Try NZ: Brilliant! Nathan-Wong runs at the line and pops a pass to a flying Stacey Fluhler and she scores on the stroke of halftime. NZ 19-5

9:09pm - Try NZ: Woodman breaks, but she won't have the gas. Play breaks down a bit but it's well recycled and Broughton gets to the outside of her defender and dives in to score in the corner. NZ 12-5

9:06pm - Try France: Black Ferns attack breaks down on halfway and Droiun scoops the ball up and runs 50m to score. NZ 7-5

9:04pm - Try NZ: Hrini breaks on halfway and is away.... she's been pulled in by a French defender but she finds Blyde on the inside and she runs away to score. NZ 7-0

9:02pm - Rugby Sevens: Drouin gets the game underway for France... Pulled in by Hirini.

9:01pm - Football: Underway in the football quarter-final.

8:59pm - Rugby Sevens: National anthem time. 

8:57pm - Rugby Sevens: Just a few minutes away from the final in Tokyo.

8:55pm - Football: Chris Wood leads out the OlyWhites for the quarter-final against Japan.

8:54pm - Rugby Sevens: Fiji wins bronze with a 21-12 win over Great Britain.

8:42pm - Rugby Sevens: Fiji lead Great Britain 14-5 at halftime in the bronze medal match.

8:30pm - Rugby Sevens: Fiji to play Great Britain in the bronze medal match

8:22pm - Rugby Sevens: Australia top USA 17-7 to secure fifth place. 

8:21pm - Golf: Kiwi Ryan Fox is through 16 holes  in his third round. Fox is +2 for the day and +2 for the tournament. He sits tied for 55th. 

8:20pm - Sailing: Final result of the day. The Nacra 17 crew finished 18th in Race 9 of the regatta. The Kiwi crew are out of the medal hunt in 12th spot.

8:05pm - Football: NZ squad to play Japan - GK-Michael Woud, Callan Elliot, Liberato Cacace, Winston Reid, Nando Pijanker, Gianni Stensness, Joe Bell, Clayton Lewis, Matthew Garbett, Ben Waine, Chris Wood

7:59pm - Sailing: Pete Burling and Blair Tuke finish 11th in the final race of the 49er regatta, but their lead has been more than halved as they head into the medal race. The Brits and Spanish just four points back with double-points awarded in the final race. 

7:52pm - Rugby Sevens: China finish seventh with victory over ROC.

7:48pm - Football: Confirmation that Winston Reid will start for New Zealand in tonight's quarter-final against Japan. 

7:38pm - Update on tonight's action 
9pm: Black Ferns v France: Rugby Sevens Gold Medal match 
9pm: OlyWhites v Japan: Men's Football Quarter-final 
Also, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have one more race in the 49er class, as do the Nacra 17 crew.

7:26pm - Sailing: Josh Junior scores a fourth place finish in Race 8 of the Finn Class. The Kiwi is fifth overall - nine points out of the bronze medal spot with three races left. 

7:22pm - Sailing: Micah Wilkinson and Erica Dawson finish ninth in Race 8 of the Nacra 17 - the Kiwi crew sit 12th with five races to go.

7:21pm - Sailing: Molly Meech and Alex Maloney finish sixth in Race 12 of the 49er FX. they sit 12th at the end of the regatta and won't be part of the medal race. 

FUJISAWA, JAPAN - JULY 30: Peter Burling and Blair Tuke of Team New Zealand compete in the Men's Skiff 49er class on day seven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Enoshima Yacht Harbour on July 30, 2021 in Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
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7:18pm - Sailing: Peter Burling and Blair Tuke finish second in Race 11 of the 49er class. They have jumped to first overall - with a eight-point-lead over the Brits. Two races to go. 

7:14pm - Trampoline Gymnastics: NZ's newest bronze medallist on his outstanding performance this afternoon.

"I worked so hard to get here," Schmidt tells Sky Sport.
"This is a surreal moment, but to finally be here is unreal actually. I'm speechless and just stoked.
"I'm so happy to be here and looking at this medal now, I know it's real.
"This is huge for me to represent New Zealand in a sport that I have loved since I was 18. It's so much fun and hopefully this helps lift the profile back home.
"My performance wasn't perfect in the prelims but It got me to the final and once I was there I went up and smashed it. Made one little mistake but managed to get through it and that last skill pushed me through."
 

Live updates: Tokyo Olympics, July 31 - Black Ferns Sevens & triathlon relay team chase medals, OlyWhites eye more history

6:55pm - Sailing: Burling and Tuke are second at the first mark of Race 11 of the 49er class. If they can maintain that position they will jump into the gold position with two races to go. Meanwhile, Josh Junior is second at the second mark of Race 8 of the Finn class, which would leave him just outside the medals with four races to come. 

6:33pm - Sailing: A 20th place finish for Alex Maloney and Molly Meech in the 49er FX has ended their medal hopes. The Kiwi crew are 12th overall with two races to go. 

6:30pm - Sailing: Pete Burling and Blair Tuke finish fifth in Race 10 of the 49er - great job after being 14th at the first mark. The Kiwi crew are second overall - a point behind Spain. Three races to go. 

6:25pm - Who saw that coming? What an amazing performance from the Kiwi. New Zealand's first ever gymnastics medal I believe. Awesome.

Trampoline Gymnastics Final: Dylan Schmidt 

Result: Dylan Schmidt finishes third to win bronze medal. 

Live updates: Tokyo Olympics, July 31 - Black Ferns Sevens & triathlon relay team chase medals, OlyWhites eye more history
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6:21pm - Trampoline Gymnastics: Ivan Litvinovich from Belarus records a 61.715 for the gold and the Kiwi gets bronze.

6:17pm - Trampoline Gymnastics: Ulad Hancharou from Belarus records a 60.565 and Dylan Schmidt is getting an Olympic medal!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6:14pm - Trampoline Gymnastics: Kiwi Dylan Schmidt jumps well and records a 60.675 and that's the silver medal spot at this point with two left. 

6:12pm - Trampoline Gymnastics: Australian Dominic Clarke falls and that will rule him out of contention. 

6:10pm - Trampoline Gymnastics: China's Dong Dong - a three time Olympic medallist - scores a 61.235 after an amazing routine to jump to the top. 

6:07pm - Trampoline Gymnastics: Japan's Daiki Kishi records a 57.816 and sits third. 

6:04pm: Trampoline Gymnastics: ROC's Andrey Yudin records a 58.235 to sit in second spot.

6:03pm: Trampoline Gymnastics: ROC's Dimitri Ushakov records a 59.600. Only one routine each for the right jumpers. 

Live updates: Tokyo Olympics, July 31 - Black Ferns Sevens & triathlon relay team chase medals, OlyWhites eye more history
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6:00pm - Sailing: Josh Junior picks up a win in Race 7 of the Finn class. the Kiwi has jumped up to sixth spot overall - and back in the hunt for a medal with four races to go. 

5:58pm - Sailing: Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are back in 14th spot at the first mark of Race 10 in the 49er. If they stay there they will drop to third on the medal table. 

5:55pm - Sailing: The Kiwi Nacra 17 crew of Micah Wilkinson and Erica Dawson finish 15th in Race 7. The pair are 12th overall with five races to go. 

5:52pm - Trampoline Gymnastics: The Kiwi will jump sixth of eight in the final. It looks like it will just be one jump each, but I'll confirm that when I figure it out :).

5:38pm - Trampoline Gymnastics: Kiwi Dylan Schmidt finishes third overall in the qualifying competition - the final is coming up in 10 minutes.

5:33pm - Sailing: A sixth place finish for Alex Maloney and Molly Meech in Race 10 of the 49er FX. The Kiwi crew is ninth overall - they are a slim chance of a medal, but will need at the least, two top three results in the final two races.

5:26pm - Trampoline Gymnastics: The Kiwi has made it through to the final with several jumpers to come. Great job and is an outside chance at a medal if he keeps this form up. The final is at 5:50pm tonight.

5:21pm - Trampoline Gymnastics: Dylan Schmidt completes his second routine and scores a 59.70 and a complete total of 112.120 - good enough for second so far with seven to go. That should easily qualify him for the final later tonight. 

4:58pm - Sailing: The lack of wind is playing havoc with the schedule today. The Finn and women's 49er FX crews are out on course, but the 49er and Nacra crews have been delayed. 

4:55pm - Trampoline Gymnastics: The Kiwi ends the first round in third spot - great effort. One more round to go - the top eight make the final. 

4:53pm - Trampoline Gymnastics: Schmidt is in third spot with two jumpers to come in the first round. 

4:44pm - Golf: Ryan Fox is one-over in his third round through eleven holes. The Kiwi is +1 for the tournament - tied for 53rd. 

4:39pm - Trampoline Gymnastics: Great job from Schmidt - scores 52.415. Good enough for second so far with seven more jumpers to come. One more round to go after this with the top eight going through to the final.

4:30pm - Trampoline Gymnastics: Kiwi Dylan Schmidt coming up shortly in the men's competition.

4:21pm - Weightlifting: McTaggart fails at 178kgs and that will be his comp done and dusted but he did a great job. 

4:17pm - Weightlifting: McTaggart down to second on his group after Oman lifter managed a 177kg lift.

4:13pm - Weightlifting: McTaggart lifts 175kgs - awesome power shown on the jerk. He jumps up to 1st in his group. 

Cameron McTaggart
Cameron McTaggart Photo credit: Photosport

4:03pm - Weightlifting: McTaggart nails his first lift in the clean and jerk. 170kgs. He stays 2nd overall in his group.

3:57pm - Equestrian: The dressage part of the eventing comp is completed and it's good news for the Kiwis.
Tim Price is 5th, Jesse Campbell 15th and Jonelle Price 17th.
New Zealand is 3rd overall on 86.40 points - four in front of Japan. 

3:45pm - Golf: Ryan Fox is even-par through eight holes today. The Kiwi is even-par for the tournament, 11 shots of leader Paul Casey.

3:43pm - Weightlifting: Kiwi Cameron McTaggart is second in his group after the snatch with a best lift of 14kgs. 

3:32pm - Sailing: Still delayed at this point with four Kiwi crews set for action.

3:31pm - Weightlifting: McTaggart gets three red lights on his attempt for 145kgs so he missed that one.

3:12pm - Weightlifting: McTaggart smashes the lift like a boss and nails 140kgs. He has one snatch lift to come. 

3:11pm - Weighlifting: Cameron McTaggart has made his first lift. 135kgs in the snatch. 140 kgs is next for him which would be a PB.

3:09pm - Sailing: Weather delay at all sailing venues. Wind is up but so is the swell.

3:02pm - Hello folks, Brad Lewis taking you through the afternoon. Sailing, golf weightlifting, trampoline, equestrian, football and rugby sevens on the menu for the rest of the afternoon/evening. 

2:54pm - Rugby sevens

France have held off Great Britain for a spot in the gold medal match, they'll meet New Zealand later tonight.

Great Britain and Fiji will play off for Bronze.

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 31: Olivia Shannon, Samantha Charlton, Megan Hull and Olivia Merry of Team New Zealand celebrate the scoring of the first goal during the Women's Preliminary Pool B match between China and New Zealand on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Oi Hockey Stadium on July 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

2:39pm - Hockey

Apologies, it turns out that the Black Sticks women have qualified for the quarter-finals, currently in fourth spot courtesy of goal difference.

That means China will miss out - despite their victory.

2:31pm - Rugby sevens

Now that we've had a second to catch our breath, what a display from the Black Ferns Sevens.

They're through to tonight's final, starting at 9pm.

They'll face the winner of France and Great Britian, who are about to get underway.

2:25pm - Rugby sevens

NZ 22 FIJI 17

TRY NZ - Fluhler soars over everyone and claims the kick off!  Nathan-Wong nearly slips through, but Fiji give away a penalty. 

Fiji aren't back as New Zealand knock on! So it'll be another penalty.

Hirini nearly slips through from the restart, and NZ have advantage!

NZ keep possession, and Broughton scores to win it!

2:22pm - Rugby sevens

Jeez. Fiji wins the toss, and they'll have first use of the ball.

Extra time is sudden death, so whoever scores first wins.

2:21pm

NZ 17 FIJI 17

TRY FIJI - Nathan-Wong kicks into touch from the restart, huge mistake under pressure!

Fiji break from the restart and they score! Fiji can win this with the conversion. 

But it's nowhere near, so we'll have extra time.

2:19pm

NZ 17 FIJI 12

TRY NEW ZEALAND - Less than two minutes left. Scores locked. Blyde tries to get through out wide, but can't get away from the Fiji defence.

Offside against Fiji, and New Zealand go wide to Fluhler from the restart!

Stacey Fluhler scores!

Nathan-Wong's conversion hits the post, and there'll be enough time for a restart.

2:17pm - Rugby sevens

NZ 12 FIJI 12

Fiji break, but Woodman and Nathan-Wong give it everything to get back in defence and save the try!

Woodman is absolutely spent, but what an effort when your country needs it!

2:15pm - Rugby sevens

NZ 12 FIJI 12

TRY NZ - Woodman gets the ball out wide, and beats everyone to score, and runs the ball in under the posts!

The conversion is good from Nathan-Wong, and it's all square!

2:14pm - Hockey

That's fulltime. The Black Sticks women are out after a 3-2 defeat.

2:13pm - Rugby sevens

NZ 5 FIJI 12

TRY FIJI - Fiji have scored again! Solikoviti ends up on the end of a runaway after Ruby Tui loses the ball in a tackle.

She holds off Brazier to score, but the conversion is no good.

2:11pm - Rugby sevens

NZ 5 FIJI 7

We're ready for the second half. NZ overcame a 21-0 defecit the other day, but the pressure of a semi-final is much different.

Nathan-Wong restarts.

2:10pm - Rugby sevens

NZ 5 FIJI 7

The siren goes for the end of the first half, but NZ keep the ball alive. 

Brazier looks to step through before she's tackled. Hirini recylces, before putting Ruby Tui through!

Tui's in to score - or has she? Alowesi Nakoci makes the cover tackle and forces a knock on!

That's halftime, NZ down by two.

2:07pm - Hockey

NZ 2 China 3

China have a goal disallowed, but they still lead.

2:04pm - Rugby sevens

NZ 5 Fiji 7

TRY FIJI - But Fiji hit back straight away, scoring under the posts and they take the lead!

Vasiti Solikoviti the hero after a breakaway.

2:04pm - Hockey

China have been shown a red card. The Black Sticks women have four minutes against 10.

2:03pm - Rugby sevens

NZ 5 Fiji 0

TRY NZ - Ruby Tui wins a penalty and the Black Ferns Sevens can attack. Blyde shows off her pace out wide before going out to Woodman. New Zealand can't hang on to the ball though. 

Neither can Fiji?! The loose ball is scooped up by Gayle Broughton, who runs away to score!

The conversion's off target.

2:01pm - Rugby sevens

NZ 0 Fiji 0

KICK OFF - We're away in the sevens, Fiji kick off to New Zealand.

2:00pm - Hockey

NZ 2 China 3

China have scored a third goal, enough to see New Zealand out of the quarter finals.

1:58pm - Rugby Sevens

The ball's been delivered by a robot, as you do.

Kick off a couple of minutes away.

1:50pm - Hockey

NZ 2 China 2

We're back, and ready for the last quarter. Can New Zealand hold on?

1:49pm - Rugby Sevens

Elsewhere, the Black Ferns Sevens are around 10 minutes away from their semi-final against Fiji.

1:47pm - Hockey

NZ 2 China 2

That's the end of the quarter, and China are shown yellow to end it. That means they'll be one down for the first five minutes of the fourth quarter.

1:45pm - Hockey

NZ 2 China 2

GOAL NEW ZEALAND - That's more like it! Kelsey Smith runs into the circle, and gets the ball to Keddell, who takes her time to fire in an equaliser!

All square, and New Zealand are back into quarter-final contention.

1:43pm - Hockey

NZ 1 China 2

Penalty corner for China. They can really rub salt into the wound here. But Gu's drag flick goes wide.

Less than two minutes left in the quarter.

1:41pm - Hockey

NZ 1 China 2

Penalty corner for the Black Sticks. Just over four minutes left in the quarter.

No good though, China defend on their line as goalkeeper Li gets horizontal to save with her legs.

1:37pm - Hockey

NZ 1 China 2

Another penalty corner for China. Will they go to Gu again?

They go to Zhang, who shoots, but O'Hanlon saves to force a corner.

Repeat corner for China, they lay it off and O'Hanlon saves again at her near post.

China are all over New Zealand.

1:34pm - Hockey

NZ 1 China 2

GOAL CHINA - Penalty corner for China, and they've scored! The initial shot is blocked from Gu, but falls to Yi Chen, who shoots into the bottom right corner.

1:27pm - Hockey

NZ 1 China 1

China captain Yang Peng has a shot, but O'Hanlon gets a glove in the way to save it.

1:26pm - Hockey

NZ 1 China 1

We're back for the third quarter. New Zealand are doing enough to go through right now.

1:16pm - Hockey

NZ 1 China 1

HALFTIME - Into the final minute of the quarter, and China are putting pressure on the Black Sticks. 

They win the ball and get a shot away, but O'Hanlon gets up to save it. 

The ball goes out for a corner, but we run out of time.

1:09pm - Hockey

NZ 1 China 1

GOAL - China ask for a referral, this should get them a penalty corner. It does.

They go to Zhang, who finds Liu unmarked to the keeper's right.

Liang beats O'Hanlon and we're all square.

1:05pm - Hockey

NZ 1 China 0

Penalty corner for China. But New Zealand hold firm.

1:02pm - Hockey 

NZ 1 China 0

Davey gives away a free hit on the edge of the area. Gu will have another chance, but the ball's over the goal again.

1:00pm - Hockey

NZ 1 China 0

GOAL - Liz Thompson wins another penalty corner for New Zealand. This time the Black Sticks go to Megan Hull who fires it to Kelsey Smith, who deflects it goalwards. The ball's loose and tapped home by Ella Gunson!

China ask for a referral, but this looks good, and the goal stands!

12:56pm - Hockey

NZ 0 China 0

And they'll have a penalty corner. Surely New Zealand look for Merry.

They do, but her shot is saved by Dongxiao Li and there's a goalmouth scramble.

China clear the danger.

12:54pm - Hockey

NZ 0 China 0

China's Meiyu Liang is shown a yellow card for a stray stick hitting the face of an opponent.

Can the Black Sticks take advantage?

12:52pm - Hockey

NZ 0 China 0

And we're back underway for the second quarter.

12:48pm - Hockey

NZ 0 China 0

That's the end of the first quarter. The Black Sticks women had an early chance through Michelsen, but it's been all China after that.

Huge second spell coming up for the Kiwis.

12:47pm - Hockey

NZ 0 China 0

China are in again! Xiaoxue Zhang looks to have beaten O'Hanlon, but did she use the back of the stick?

She did. Another goal ruled out, but China are on top in the first quarter.

12:44pm - Hockey

NZ 0 China 0

Frances Davies is shown a yellow card for hitting the ball away after the whistle. China have a penalty corner as a result.

Binfeng Gu steadies it, and the shot from Ying Zhang ends up in the top right corner! New Zealand appeal though, saying that the ball didn't leave the circle.

The replay comes to the Black Sticks' rescue. Still scoreless after 12 minutes.

12:37pm - Hockey

NZ 0 China 0

First penalty corner for China, but the shot is to O'Hanlon's left.

12:35pm - Hockey

NZ 0 China 0

Chance for China! But Grace O'Hanlon makes herself big to save the shot.

Still scoreless after the opening five minutes.

12:32pm - Hockey

NZ 0 China 0

The Black Sticks women - playing in white - look to take the upper hand early.

Stacey Michelsen works her way into the area, and fires a shot over the top of the goal.

12:30pm - Hockey 

They're away! How will the Black Sticks look to play this?

12:23pm - Hockey

We're about to get underway. The Black Sticks women v China.

New Zealand just need to avoid defeat to advance.

12:10pm - Hockey

Don't go too far away, because the Black Sticks women are up next, as they face China in the hope of sealing a spot in their quarter-finals.

That starts at 12:30pm, so stay tuned!

11:57am - Triathlon

Hayden Wilde does brilliantly to make up ground in the run, and he earns New Zealand a 12th-placed finish.

11:55am - Golf

What a race. Elsewhere, Ryan Fox has completed his second round, which was delayed by weather.

The Kiwi is one-over after his first two rounds, 11 shots back from USA's Xander Schauffle.

Fox begins his third round later this afternoon.

11:54am - Triathlon

And Yee comes home for a Great Britain gold medal.

Pearson holds off Luis to take silver for USA, as France settle for bronze.

11:52am - Triathlon

Scratch that, Wilde is into his run, but he's been lapped by the leaders.

11:51am - Triathlon

Pearson passes Luis into second, but this looks like Yee's race to lose heading into the final lap.

Wilde is still on his bike.

11:48am - Triathlon

Yee holds the lead as we prepare for the final transition. Luis is right with him though.

Just the run left to see who'll get gold.

Yee transitions quicker, and he'll have the lead going into the run.

11:46am - Triathlon

Hayden Wilde begins his bike, he's down in 14th.

11:43am - Triathlon

Luis closes the gap on Yee as we come to the end of the first bike lap, and he makes his move!

This is going to be some finish - but not for New Zealand, sadly.

11:40am - Triathlon

Luis overtakes Pearson into second as we enter the last bike leg.

Wilde's still to begin his swim, with van der Kaay yet to finish.

11:38am - Triathlon

Yee's first out of the water, 17 seconds ahead of Pearson, 19 ahead of Luis.

11:36am - Triathlon

Yee pushes ahead in his swim. Pearson is second, Luis third.

Hayden Wilde is New Zealand's last triathlete.

11:34am - Triathlon

Meanwhile, at the front of the race, Taylor-Brown passes over to Alex Yee for the final leg. He won silver in the men's race.

USA are second, as Knibb switches with Morgan Pearson.

France are third with Vincent Luis, he led the swim early in the men's race, but faded away.

11:33am - Triathlon

Where's van der Kaay? It looks like she'll be 14th through the transition into the run. 

11:28am - Triathlon

Coming to the end of the bike. Taylor-Brown transitions first, but Knibb has closed the gap to less than 10 seconds! 

The gap's 11 seconds after the transition. Germany's Knoll is third.

11:22am - Triathlon

Taylor-Brown finishes her first lap of the bike, but Knibb is 20 seconds back.

11:20am - Triathlon

France's Cassandre Beaugrand has moved into medal contention in third. 

They were the top seeds heading into the race, but is Great Brtiain's lead too big?

11:19am - Triathlon

Van der Kaay is 15th out of the water, she's lost a position to Mexico. Still more than two minutes behind the leader.

11:16am - Triathlon

Taylor-Brown is first out of the water. She's miles out in front as Knibb transitions second, more than 20 seconds back.

11:14am - Triathlon

Nicole van der Kaay is third for New Zealand, but she'll have to make up some ground from 14th.

11:12am - Triathlon

Brownlee reaches the changeover first, Georgia Taylor-Brown runs Great Britian's third leg. She took silver in the individual race.

USA are second, as Taylor Knibb begins. Netherlands third ahead of Germany, with Rachel Klamer and Annabel Knoll respectively.

11:11am - Triathlon

Brownlee and McDowell have pulled away at the front.

Tayler Reid is still 14th, but has his sights set on 13th place - Australia's Matthew Hauser.

11:08am - Triathlon

How can Tayler Reid go into his transition? He'll be looking at overtaking Canada's Alexis Lepage ahead of him.

And he does. Reid moves up into 14th as he starts his run.

11:06am - Triathlon

Brownlee takes the lead into the run, followed by McDowell, and Schoeman third.

11:05am - Triathlon

Netherlands' Marco van der Stel goes past Schoeman into third as we come towards the end of the second bike leg.

11:01am - Triathlon

McDowell has taken the lead at the front. Brownlee in second. Schoeman is third as the leading group finish their first lap of the bike.

Tayler Reid is 15th after his first lap.

10:58am - Triathlon

Tayler Reid was last into the water, but has overtaken Mexico's Cristiano Grajales as he transitions to the bike.

10:55am - Triathlon

Germany's Schomburg is first out of the water, followed by McDowell and then Brownlee.

10:53am - Triathlon

That's the end of the first leg. Now the first of the two male triathletes will race.

USA's Kevin McDowell is the first in the water, Germany's Jonas Schomburg is second. Jonathan Brownlee of Great Britain is third.

Thorpe still to finish her run, but gets in 16th as Tayler Reid takes over for his swim.

10:50am - Triathlon

It's a two way tussle between Learmonth and Zeferes now.

The Brit retakes the lead.

10:48am - Triathlon

Zeferes retakes the lead from Learmonth. Lindemann is third. 

Ainsley Thorpe is now 14th.

10:46am - Triathlon

We're coming to the end of the bike. Who can transition the fastest? It looks like Learmonth retakes the lead. Germany's Laura Lindemann is second, Netherlands' Maya Kingma is third.

Ainsley Thorpe is 13th after the bike, can she make up time with her run?

10:40am - Triathlon

Ainsley Thorpe is 11th after the first lap of the bike.

10:38am - Triathlon

Zeferes looks to have the lead from Learmonth. There's a four-strong group at the front containing USA, Great Britain, Netherlands and Germany.

10:34am - Triathlon

Learmonth is first out of the water, followed by Kingma, and USA's Katie Zeferes.

Ainsley Thorpe is eighth out of the water, transitioning to the bike.

10:33am - Triathlon

Learmonth and Netherlands' Maya Kingma are out in front to start. It's hard to tell exactly who's where until after the end of the swim.

10:32am - Triathlon

This is a sprint triathlon. Each of the competitors will swim 300m, cycle 6.8km and run 2km.

Great Britain's Jessica Learmonth looks to have taken the lead in the first swim.

10:30am - Triathlon

We're away!

10:29am

We're all but ready to go. Ainsley Thorpe is on the starting block for New Zealand.

10:28am

There's 16 teams in today's race, both Austria and South Africa have been forced to withdraw due to injuries.

10:24am

New Zealand are seeded fifth for this event, behind France in first, Australia second, USA third and Great Britain fourth.

10:20am

Today's start will be an hour later than both of the individual races, which began at 9:30am, and 6:30am local time to avoid the searing heat in Tokyo.

Here's hoping that conditions aren't as harsh for the competitors today. 

10:01am

Good morning all! How do you follow up what proved to be New Zealand's golden Friday? 

Well, to start, we've got the triathlon mixed team relay, starting in around half an hour.

Bronze medallist Hayden Wilde backs up after his fine performance earlier in the week, joined by Tayler Reid, Ainsley Thorpe and Nicole van der Kaay.

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Kia ora, good morning and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the Tokyo Olympics, which begins early today, with the triathlon mixed team relay.

Hayden Wilde's bronze medal in the men's individual event on Monday undoubtedly boosted the sport in New Zealand, breaking an Olympic medal drought that stretched back to Beijing 2008, when Bevan Docherty also finished third.

But coming into Tokyo, perhaps the best chance of a medal lay with the new event on the programme - the mixed relay.

Four athletes - two men and two women - contest a shortened course of 300m swim/6.8km bike and 2km run.

In the short time this has been a competitive event, New Zealand already has a very good record, with second at the 2013 world championships, a bronze medal at the 2018 Gold Commonwealth Games and a world U23 title in 2019.

Three of that age-group team - Wilde, Tayler Reid and Ainsley Thorpe - will combine with Rebecca van der Kaay to tackle the Tokyo event.

Later on Saturday, the Black Ferns Sevens face Fiji in their semi-final, knowing that archrivals and defending champions Australia no longer stand between them and a gold medal.

Trampoline exponent Dylan Schmidt faces qualifying and a final in his specialist event, while the Kiwi weightlifting contingent makes its Tokyo debut, when Cameron McTaggart turns out in the 81kg division.

Can the OlyWhites move step closer to a football medal, when the take on hosts Japan in the quarter-finals?

Saturday, July 31

EQUESTRIAN

Eventing dressage - Tim Price 1:38pm NZ

FOOTBALL

Men's quarter-finals - OlyWhites v Japan 9pm NZ

GOLF

Men's individual stroke play, rounds 2 & 3 - Ryan Fox 10:30am NZ

HOCKEY

Women's Pool B - Black Sticks v China 12:30pm NZ

SAILING

Men's Finn, Races 7 & 8 - Josh Junior 3:05pm NZ

Men's 49er, Races 10 & 11 - Peter Burling & Blair Tuke 3:05pm NZ

Women's 49er FX, Races 10, 11 & 12 - Alex Maloney & Molly Meech 3:05pm NZ

Mixed Nacra 17, Races 7, 8 & 9 - Erica Dawson & Micah Wilkinson 3:05pm NZ 

SEVENS RUGBY

Women's semi-finals, classification & medal matches - Black Ferns Sevens v Fiji 2pm & 8:30pm NZ

TRAMPOLINE

Men's qualfying & final - Dylan Schmidt 4pm & 5.50pm NZ

TRIATHLON

Mixed teams relay - Tayler Reid, Ainsley Thorpe, Nicole van der Kaay & Hayden Wilde 10:30am NZ

WEIGHTLIFTING

Men's 81kg - Cameron McTaggart 2:50pm NZ