Tokyo Olympics: New Zealand in the hunt for seven medals on action packed day

New Zealand could take home an incredible seven medals on Friday, as the Tokyo Olympics heats up for the Kiwi contingent.

Single sculler Emma Twigg is the first in action for New Zealand, competing in the women's final as she bids to finally tick winning an Olympic medal off her to-do list. 

The 34-year-old has heart-breakingly finished fourth at the last two Olympic Games, at both London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016 - hoping that the third time will be the charm in Tokyo.

Twigg won her single sculls semi-final, and is a serious contender for the podium on Friday afternoon.

Fresh from Thursday's elusive first gold medal, the women's pair of Kerri Gowler and Grace Prendergast will return to the water as part of the world champion women's eight.

New Zealand's women's eight won their heat, and have put themselves into the favourite category for Friday's final.

Finally, in the final race of the men's rowing regatta, the men's eight will bid to end New Zealand's wait for a medal in the discipline.

New Zealand hasn’t medalled in the men's eight since Montreal 1976, and won gold in Munich 1972.

The men's eight won their repechage race to qualify for the final, clocking in more than a second faster than Great Britain in second place.

BMX cyclist Rebecca Petch could find herself in with a shot at a medal this afternoon, but first she'll have to qualify from the semi-final. 

Petch competes in her semi-final at 1:15pm, with the final to be staged at 2:50pm.

Lewis Clareburt couldn't bring home a medal in the men's 400m individual medley, but will have another chance on Friday in the men's 200m individual medley at 2:16pm.

At 4pm, trampoline gymnast Maddie Davidson will attempt to reach the final of her event on Olympics debut, potentially with a medal shot at 5:50pm.

At 6pm, New Zealand's tennis pair Marcus Daniell and Michael Venus will have the chance to bring home bronze, as they face the USA's Tennys Sandgren and Austin Krajicek in the men's doubles.

New Zealand has so far won four medals at the Tokyo Olympics, with gold to the rowing pair of Prendergast and Gowler, silvers to rowers Brooke Donoghue and Hannah Osborne, as well as a bronze for triathlete Hayden Wilde.

Join Newshub for live updates of New Zealand's quest for Olympic medals from 11:30am Friday.