Live updates: Tokyo Olympics, August 3 - Lisa Carrington paddles for double gold, Burling & Tuke defend Olympics crown, David Nyika fights for medal

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Lisa Carrington has claimed not one, but two gold medals on a great afternoon for New Zealand in Tokyo.

Carrington has defended her gold medal in the K1 200, before adding the K2 500 gold alongside Caitlin Regal.

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have had to settle for silver, finishing second to Great Britain in the 49er class. 

Boxer David Nyika has taken out bronze in the men's heavyweight boxing, falling short of victory in his semi-final.

Others chasing medals today include our cycling pursuit teams, and hammer thrower Julia Ratcliffe.

Live updates: Tokyo Olympics, August 3 - Lisa Carrington paddles for double gold, Burling & Tuke defend Olympics crown, David Nyika fights for medal

Live updates

1:44am - Showjumping

Now either Meech or Goodin will qualify - and it's Meech, as Goodin takes out successive fences.

That's the last Kiwi in action tonight, join us tomorrow for another big day of competition in Tokyo.

1:40am - Showjumping

Uma O'Neill has incurred 17 penalty faults and won't make the individual final, which leaves Meech on the bubble in 30th, with two riders to come - one is teammate Bruce Goodin.

1:12am - Showjumping

Daniel Meech has finally opened the Kiwis' account and sits in 26th, with 30 to advance.

12:37am - Showjumping

Still waiting for the first Kiwi Daniel Meech to compete in a field of 73, with the first 30 to progress to the final. Uma O'Niell jumps 65th and Bruce Goodin is last to go...

12:34am - Athletics

Gill will qualify to join Walsh in the final, with his best throw of 20.96m the ninth best of the night, tied with Serb Sinancevic from the first pool. World champion Joe Kovas has also scraped through, so he lives to be a threat on another day.

12:31am - Athletics

Gill tosses 20.96m, which will promote him into the top 12 - now just a matter of waiting to see what everyone else does in response.

12:22am - Athletics

Italy's Weir has also qualified with 21.25m and the final cutoff now sits at 20.86m. That's what Gill need to make the top 12.

12:19am - Athletics

Bosnia and Herzegovina's Pezer has achieved the automatic qualifying with 21.33m and Gill has slipped out of the final fo now, with one throw to come.

12:12am - Athletics

Gill enters the circle and throws, but that's not going to help him much. It's 20.52m - he needs more.

12:10am - Athletics

Gill has slipped to fifth, but would still qualify for the final if the competiton ended now. He will want more to be sure and is capable of more.

12:07am - Athletics

Ratcliffe has slipped out of the top eight and needs to throw better than 72.87m, but she's short with 71.79m. Solid series, but she won't progress.

Meanwhile, in the shotput, world recordholder Ryan Crouser needed just one throw to qualify with 22.05m - that's a statement of intent.

12:01am - Athletics

Ratcliffe is sliding back through the field now, as the favourites gain their footing in the competition. She's now in eighth - right on the cut - with a throw to come.

11:57pm - Athletics

Wang unleashes one over 75m to take the lead - it's 75.30m - but next in the circle, world champion Wlodarczyk regroups from her opening foul to throw 76.01m for the lead.

Down the other end of the stadium, Jacko Gill has thrown 20.65m in the shot - not good enough to qualify, but enough to lead his pool.

11:55m - Athletics

Ratcliffe back in the circle - another good throw, but may not improve on her opener. Well, it's 72.69m, which is better, but doesn't improve her standing - still fourth.

11:47pm - Athletics 

Ratcliffe has fallen behind Wang of China, who threw 73.21m, but several of the other favourites are struggling to record a throw. The Kiwi may be a chance here.

Frenchwoman Tavernier throws 73.54m, as Ratcliffe slips to third.

11:41pm - Athletics

Ratcliffe bails out of her first attempt, but regroups and completes the throw within the time limit. It hurtles out beyond the leading mark and lands at 72.61m.

11:38pm - Athletics

While we're still recovering from Walsh's narrow miss in the shot, fellow Kiwi Julia Ratcliffe has been warming up for the hammer final, which has just started.

She's the fourth thrower, after qualifying with 73.35m. American Brooke Andersen has opened with 72.16m, which currently leads the competition. Ratcliffe is next...

11:18pm - Athletics

There it is - Walsh is given 21.49m on his final throw and he's top qualifier from that group. That was intense.

Jacko Gill will now attempt to qualifying, hopefully more convincingly than that.

11:13pm - Athletics

But wait, it seems he has appealed the ruling and they're still deliberating. Meanwhile, Romanian Toader has thrown his last attempt.

The athletes are leaving the arena, but we still don't know if the throw has been reinstated.

11:09m - Athletics

Stanek is also below his best and probably won't progress with his 20.47m. Bukowiecki won't make it through, so now Walsh...

That's way over the qualifying mark, but another red flag, so he won't progress. Wow, that's a huge upset for the Kiwi.

He will be gutted.

11:07pm - Athletics

Kovacs can't improve, so he's stuck on 20.81m, which may still get him through to the top 12 - he sits fourth in this group.

11:05pm - Athletics

American Otterdahl improves to 20.90m, which should get him through to the final, then Egyptian Hassan unleashes 21.23m to automatically qualify - our second of the night.

Walsh slips to eighth

10:59pm - Athletics

Well, the officials have awarded Walsh a throw of 20.38m on that previous throw, obviously ruling that he did not ground his foot outside the circle. That only puts him seventh in this pool and won't be good enough to qualify, so he needs more on his last attempt.

10:52pm - Athletics

Wow, that's a foul too - it's also short. He seemed to clip a microphone beside the stop board, so technically his foot wasn't over the rim.

Walsh now faces a nervous last throw to qualify, the last thing he would have wanted.

10:51pm - Athletics

Stanek improves only to 20.47m, Bukowiecki is having technical difficulties and fouls... Walsh is up now, but waiting for a medal ceremony.

10:47pm - Athletics

Kovacs is close to the mark, but not there yet - he'll be frustrated with only 20.93m. 

10:43pm - Athletics

Romani becomes the first to qualify with a 21.31m second throw - he can go rest up now.

10:40pm - Athletics

Romani still leads this pool with 21.00m and no-one really seems up for this event yet. Maybe humid conditions have made the shot or the circle slippery.

Serbian Sinancevic goes close to the automatic mark - he's out to 20.96m.

10:32pm - Athletics

Bukowiecki manages just 20.01m, Walsh is well over the mark, but is called a foul, which doesn't impress him. Possibly just put his foot over the circle.

10:29pm - Athletics

Stanek is also short and is measured at 20.23m. Bukowiecki is next, then Walsh.

10:28pm - Athletics

Brazilian Romani has the best throw so far, with exactly 21.00m, as Kovacs enters the circle.

He's short of the qualifying tape, so will need another throw. It's measured at 20.81m.

10:17pm - Athletics

Walsh is the 15th thrower of 16 in this pool, but he will hope to have just one throw, before packing up his kit and putting his feet up for the night.

His closest rivals in this group will be American world champion Joe Kovacs, Pole Konrad Bukowiecki and Czech Tomas Stanek.

10:14pm - Athletics

The men's shotputters face an automatic qualifying distance of 21.20m, which is easily achievable for both Kiwis, with Walsh the first to compete and then Jacko Gill later tonight.

The competition is beginning, with Indian Toor first to throw - he has a best of 21.49m and manages 19.99m first up.

9:49pm - Next up, our equestrian team take on jumping qualifying, while Tom Walsh is warming up for shotput qualifying at the track.

9:35pm - Gymnastics

Guan was 0.6 ahead of her nearest rival in qualifying and while this routine isn't as smooth, it's still good enough for victory with 14.633.

Teammate Tang is second and Biles takes bronze.

From the velodrome, we can tell you that officials have ruled in favour of Denmark in their crash with Great Britain in the team pursuit, so the Danes will take on Italy in the gold medal race, NZ v Australia for bronze.

9:31pm - Gymnastics

Brzailian Flavia Saraiva has to grab the beam to steady herself early, so she won't break into the medals, leaving Biles with a spot on the podium, at least a bronze.

Last competitor is Chinese Chenchen Guan, who led qualifying with 14.933.

9:27pm - Gymnastics

Vladislava Urazova of Russian Olympic Committee appears shaky and barely stays on the team at times - her 12.733 won't trouble the medal placings.

9:23pm - Gymnastics

Japanese Urara Ashikawa scores 13.733, good for fifth, but Biles still in second.

9:20pm - Gymnastics

American Sunisa Lee scores 13.866 - she wobbled a bit and managed to stay on the beam - so Biles is still second.

9:16pm - Gymnastics

Biles scores 14.000 - also slightly down on her qualifying - and sits in second place with five gymnasts to come.

9:13pm - Gymnastics

Wow, that's impressive! Great comeback from someone who has attracted considerable attention over the past week for her supposed mental health challenges.

While we have undoubtedly not seen the best of Biles during these Games, that performance should be enough to silence her critics, suggesting she's lost it. Even her opponents are excited to see her back.

9:09pm - Gymnastics

Canadian Elsabeth Black is first up on the balance beam and she scores 13.866, slightly down on her qualifying mark.

Xijing Tang of China scores 14.233, which is also down on her qualifying, but good enough to lead at this stage.

Biles is next...

8:58pm - Gymnastics

Meanwhile, at the gymnastics, American Simon Biles will compete for the first time, since her withdrawal from the team's competition last week.

Biles qualified for the all-round final and all four apparatus, but has been missing, after suffering disorientation during her vault in the team competition.

Tonight, she will contest the beam - the last of the apparatus finals - and qualified seventh with a score of 14.066.

8:39pm - Cycling 

The NZ men have beaten Poland for seventh in the team sprint, trailling their rivals through two laps, but prevailing because the third Pole had dropped off the back of his teammates. Their time of 43.70s was much slower than their previous efforts.

That's it for the Kiwis at the velodrome tonight - next up is equestrian showjumping qualifying (10pm NZ) and Tom Walsh in shotput qualifying at the track (10:15pm NZ).

8:37pm - Cycling

Germany win the women's pursuit tile with a world record time, beating Great Britain.

Meanwhile, confusion still reigns over the men's pursuit, with word filtering through that Britain has been disqualified and Denmark will contest the gold-medal race with Italy. 

8:13pm - Cycling

The French women have beaten NZ in the rideoff for seventh in the team pursuit - the Kiwis recorded 4m 10.600s, slower than their first round effort earlier tonight.

7:57pm - Track cycling

They're off! France take the early upper hand. They're well in front on the opening lap.

NZ can't claw it back on the second, but can Webster save them on the third?

He can't. New Zealand are out of the men's sprint.

7:55pm - Track cycling

We're not done though, because the men's sprint are back up, facing off against rance. 

They need to win to race for a medal. The top two of the four winning teams will race for gold tonight, the next best two will race for bronze.

7:54pm - Track cycling

Crazy scenes in the last heat. Denmark were on track to beat that new world record, only to crash into one of the British riders who'd dropped back.

Denmark can't finish the race, so Great Britian go through into the final against Great Britian.

New Zealand will race against Australia for the bronze tomorrow night.

7:46pm - Track cycling

Apologies, New Zealand are the best placed of the losers with one heat to go, so they'll definitely get the chance to race for bronze tomorrow night.

7:43pm - Track cycling

This is going to be close! Italy claw ahead at 3500m!

What can NZ do to finish? They just miss out, and Italy have set a new world record in the process.

Italy go through to race for gold, New Zealand will have to wait and see if they get to race for bronze. New Zealand also beat the former world record for what it's worth.

7:42pm - Track cycling

But the lead changes like that! Italy take the lead at the 1500m mark, but NZ claw their way back.

Italy are in front again at 2000m - but NZ take it back at 2500m!

NZ hold at 2750m, can they close it out? They're ahead at 3000m.

7:40pm - Track cycling

A win will see NZ through to race for gold or silver, a loss would mean they'll wait to see if they can race for bronze.

And New Zealand take an early lead after 1100m!

7:39pm - Track cycling

We're ready to get underway in the men's pursuit, New Zealand v Italy.

And they're off!

7:26pm - Track cycling

The men's team pursuit are up next. They're up against Italy in heat three.

7:22pm - Track cycling

And Great Britian get off to a flyer! They're better than the Netherlands - but Jason Kenny can't finish it off!

Huge chance squandered by the Brits. They'll settle for second place.

New Zealand finish in fifth place. Theyll face France later tonight.

The two fastest winners will contest the gold medal race, with the next best two racing for bronze.

7:21pm - Diving

Anton Down-Jenkins finishes eighth in the men's 3m springboard final.

The Chinese pair of Xie and Wang take gold and silver, with Britian's Laugher getting bronze.

7:21pm - Track cycling

NZ can only manage fourth, behind France and ahead of Russia. Huge final leg from Sam Webster, but he was left with too much to do.

Only Great Britain to come.

7:19pm - Track cycling

Here we go then, what can the Kiwis do?

Silver medal winners in Rio, but they've lost Eddie Dawkins to retirement since then. Sam Dakin joins Ethan Mitchell and Sam Webster in his place.

And they're off!

7:17pm - Track cycling

France are up next in the men's sprint. They can't beat the Netherlands though, they've taken third in qualifying.

7:14pm - Track cycling

And the Netherlands have gone even better than the Aussies! They've come away with 42.134s.

Great effort first up from the Dutch.

7:11pm - Track cycling

Australia have taken the advantage in the men's sprint qualifying. Their time of 42.371s is a new Olympic record. 

Still Netherlands and France to race before the Kiwis are up.

7:10pm - Diving

Down-Jenkins finishes with 69.70, giving him a total of 415.60 from his evening's work.

That will mean he won't finish any higher than sixth place.

7:09pm - Track cycling

New Zealand are seeded second in the men's sprint, so they'll race seventh of the eight teams in their qualifying.

ROC hold the lead after the first three teams, finishing faster than Germany and Poland.

7:04pm - Diving

Right then, round five is finished. Anton Down-Jenkins is eighth with a ascore of 345.90.

China's pair of Xie and Wang hold the top two spots, Britain's Laugher is third.

There's less than 100 points between Down-Jenkins and silver, but gold is now mathematically out of the question.

Barring something sublime though, don't expect a Kiwi on this podium tonight.

7:01pm - Track cycling

Back to the cycling, where New Zealand are up in the qualifying of the men's sprint.

6:58pm - Diving

Down-Jenkins produces a 66.00 with his fifth effort, and sends him up to fourth for now.

6:50pm - Diving

Down-Jenkins has moved up to seventh after the fourth round. He has 279.90 points. 

China's Siyi Xi is first with 361.80. His compatriot Zongyuan Wang is second with 340.50, Great Britain's Jack Laugher is third with 333.35.

6:48pm - Track cycling

Canada have beaten France with a better time than Australia beat New Zealand by, knocking the Kiwis out of medal contention.

6:43pm - Diving

Down-Jenkins' fourth dive is 74.40, and moves him back into third place on the ladder, for now.

6:40pm - Diving

After three rounds of the 3m springboard final, Down-Jenkins is eighth. 

China's Siyi Xie leads with three dives left.

6:35pm - Track cycling

Australia re-take their advantage. This is going to be a close finish though. 

Australia are going to hold on here, and they have! So close for the Kiwis, they finish 0.3s behind Australia's.

The best two of six will advance into the bronze medal race, so we're in for a wait to see if New Zealand will progess.

6:34pm - Track cycling

And the Kiwis do hit the front! They're 0.301s ahead at the 3000m mark.

6:33pm - Track cycling

New Zealand are pulling Australia in, slowly. The gap is 0.139s at the 2000m mark.

6:32pm - Track cycling

New Zealand and Australia are away! The Aussies get off to a better start, and take an early lead of around half a second.

6:31pm - Diving

Down-Jenkins' third dive nets him 70.50 points, and temporarily moves him up into third place.

6:29pm - Track cycling

Over to the cycling, where New Zealand are up against Australia in the women's team pursuit. They're racing for the chance at a bronze medal.

6:25pm - Diving

Coming to the end of the second round, and Down-Jenkins is ninth with 135.00 points.

Chinas Siyi Xie is in position for the gold with 180.90. Great Britian's Jack Laugher is second with 170.75, followed very closely by China's Zongyuan Wang with 170.70.

6:18pm - Diving

Down-Jenkins steps up for his second dive, and produces another 67.50 - the same score he managed first up.

6:14pm - Sailing

NZ's 470 pair of Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox finished third in their last race.

That's seen them fourth in the standings heading into tomrrow's medal race.

That'll be at around 5:30pm tomorrow.

6:13pm - Diving

There are 12 competitors in this final. After the first round, Down-Jenkins is tied for ninth.

He's still got five attempts up his sleeve though.

6:07pm - Diving

The Kiwi produced a first-up effort of 67.50, tied for fifth.

Mexico's Rommel Pacheco Marrufo leads after his first jump with 83.30.

There are six rounds of diving before we know who wins.


Junior misses a medal by 12 points. But he improves on his seventh-placed finish from Rio 2016.

There's no time to relax though, because Anton Down-Jenkins is up in the final of the men's 3m springboard diving final.

6:01pm - Sailing

This is going to be a close finish!

Hungary's Zsombor is going to win the race, but Giles Scott has soared up into gold contention!

Heiner finishes second, and ensures Junior won't medal. Junior meanwhile is spat out the back - so he'll finish fifth.

Scott takes the gold, Berecz silver, and bronze for Spain's Cardona Mendez.

5:58pm - Sailing

Another change in the lead. Hungary's Berecz has passed Lilley, with Netherlands' Nicholas Heiner now in the lead.

That should still mean bronze for Junior though.

5:54pm - Sailing

So, Junior's medal hopes all depend on where Spain's Cardona Mendez can finish.

Approaching the third mark, and Australia's Lilley loses a bit of ground to Berecz of Hungary.

Junior is still third. Cardona Mendez has dropped to ninth - which would see Junior take bronze!

5:50pm - Sailing

Leg three, and Junior is still third. 

If it finishes like this, he'll just miss a medal in fourth place.

5:47pm - Sailing

Onto the second leg, where Junior has climbed up into fourth place!

We're still trying to calculate what these current standings would mean for medals!


Elsewhere, Lisa Carrington's 85-year-old nan couldn't hide her delight at the golden afternoon the Kiwi paddler produced today!

5:43pm - Sailing

Approaching the first mark, and Australia's Jake Lilley has the lead. Hungary's Berecz is second. Sweden's Max Salminen third, while GB's Scott has worked back to fourth.

Josh Junior is ninth.

5:37pm - Sailing

Australia take the early lead, Hungary second and Netherlands third.

Junior isn't in the top five as of right now.

5:35pm - Sailing

And Giles Scott has had a false start and been forced to go back to the start line!

That could be huge in the scheme of things!

5:33pm - Sailing

They're away in the start. There are five legs in this race. 

GB's Giles Scott is guaranteed a medal at the very least.

5:30pm - Sailing

Josh Junior is about to get underway. He's fourth in the standings, behind Great Britian's Giles Scott, Hungary's Zsombor Berecz, and Spain's Joan Cardona Mendez.

5:05pm - Sailing

What a final race, and what a win for Great Britain. Burling and Tuke add another Olympic silver to their collecion, along with gold from Rio 2016, and two America's Cup.

That's not it from the sailing though, with Josh Junior up at 5:30pm in his medal final.


It's a drag race to the finish! Britian with the lead, but Germany are closing the gap!

It's not going to matter though, Great Britain get there first, and they'll take gold!

4:56pm - Sailing

We're approaching the finish, and there's less than 10 metres between Germany and Great Britian!

They trade places, New Zealand are comfortably back in third.

4:55pm - Sailing

Leg four of four. Germany will decide who takes the gold!

But Britain take the lead as the boats cross! That would mean gold for them and silver for New Zealand.

4:52pm - Sailing

Approaching the third mark. Germany hold the lead, but Britain are hot on their tail.

New Zealand are third, but they just need to finish within one place of Great Britain for the gold.

4:49pm - Sailing

And Germany take the lead on leg three! Great Britian are second, the Kiwis third.

That would also mean gold for Burling and Tuke!

What a medal race this is proving to be!

4:47pm - Sailing

Coming to the end of the second leg. Great Britain hold their lead, but the Kiwis move into second.

That'd mean gold for Burling and Tuke if it stays this way. 

4:44pm - Sailing

If things were to stay like this, Great Britian will take the gold. 

Spain have recovered to be in fourth place, but they'll have to make up a lot of ground to get back into the hunt for gold.

NZ and Germany are tussling for second.

4:42pm - Sailing

Great Britian hold the lead on the second leg. Germany are in second place, with the Kiwis third.

4:41pm - Sailing

Coming towards the first mark, and Burling and Tuke drop back to fifth. Great Britian have the lead as the fleet round the mark.

Spain have a shocker around the first mark, they were in gold medal contention, but we'll have to wait and see how this affects them.

4:38pm - Sailing

It's tight at the top, but Burling and Tuke are right in the mix.

The crews from Denmark, Spain and Great Britian are also towards the front on the first leg.

Great Britain and Spain are New Zealand's main competition for the gold, both four points back from Burling and Tuke.

4:35pm - Sailing

The Kiwis need a top two finish to guarantee gold. Third place would mean other teams' finishing position comes into it.

4:32pm - Sailing

They're away in the pre-start, before we get underway!

4:30pm - Sailing

Right then, can NZ bring home a third gold of the day? Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are just about to get underway in their 49er final.

They'll start in less than two minutes.

4:24pm - Sailing

Snow-Hansen and Willcox finish 6th in race nine, and stay fifth on the points table in the 470 class.

They're on track to reach tomorrow's final, needing a top 10 spot.

4:08pm - Sailing

Moving to Enoshima Yacht Harbour, where the sailing is back underway after yesterday's postponement.

Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox are up in race nine of the men's 470.

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are racing from 4:30pm in their 49er final.

3:49pm - Cane sprint

Another gold for Lisa Carrington, her fourth, and a first for Caitlin Regal.

Poland come home to take second, and Hungary take third!


Huge effort and the Kiwis get home for gold!

3:48pm - Canoe sprint

And again, Carrington and Regal power out to a lead!

Two Hungarian pairs provide chase, but the Kiwis take the lead at halfway.

3:47pm - Canoe sprint

They're away!

3:44pm - Canoe sprint

There's no slow-down in this afternoon's action though, as Lisa Carrington backs up for another shot at gold.

This time, she's alongside Caitlin Regal in the K2 500 final.

3:38pm - Boxing

Just waiting on the final scorecards, but this should go in favour of Gadzhimagomedov.

They're in, and Gadzhimagomedov takes it on a split decision.

A tough result for the Kiwi, but he'll still take bronze.

3:37pm - Boxing


Can Nyika cause an upset? Gadzhimagomedov continues to control the pace with his reach advantage, but Nyika gets close to land a couple of blows.

Gadzhimagomedov is throwing more quality punches though, as we enter the final minute of the bout.

Final 10 seconds, and Nyika gives it everything, but runs out of time.

3:34pm - Boxing

Waiting on the second round scorecards, and again it's four to one in favour of Gadzhimagomedov.

That effectively means Nyika needs a knockout in round three.

3:33pm - Boxing


Four of the five judges give Gadzhimagomedov the first round, what can Nyika come back with?

Round two gets underway. Gadzhimagomedov is controlling the pace of the fight to start with, and lands some healthy jabs to the Kiwi's face.

But Nyika throws some big punches to come back! Into the final minute, and both fighters are clearly tired.

Nyika's backed onto the ropes again, but connects with Gadzhimagomedov's face.

The bell goes again, a close one, but you'd probably have to give it to Gadzhimagomedov again.

3:29pm - Boxing


Three three minute ounds on the cards. Both fighters come out swinging, but no real shots of not landed to start. 

Nyika throws a huge right hook but Gadzhimagomedov doesn't seem to wear it.

Nyika is looking to stay close to Gadzhimagomedov to eliminate his reach advantage. Gadzhimagomedov lands a couple of blows and Nyika's on the ropes!

He survives, and wraps Gadzhimagomedov towards the end of the round. The bell goes, but you'd probably have to give it to Gadzhimagomedov.

3:25pm - Boxing


The fighters touch gloves, and they're underway!

3:24pm - Boxing

Gadzhimagomedov makes his way to the ring first, wearing red.

Nyika is second, in blue.

3:23pm - Boxing

Gadzhimagomedov is the reigning amateur world champion, and hasn't lost a fight for four years.

This will be a huge upset if David Nyika can get up and win here.

3:21pm - Boxing

That quarter-final has just finished meaning that Nyika v Gadzhimagomedov is minutes away.

3:17pm - Boxing

Nyika v Gadzhimagomedov looks like it'll be slightly delayed, as the men's lightweight quarter-final is going down to the wire.

3:10pm - Canoe sprint

In case you misse it, Lisa Carrington has won a third Olympic gold medal - and can add another later today!

The K2 500 final - alongside Caitlin Regal - is at 3:46pm.

3:00pm - Boxing

What an afternoon already, and there's plenty more to come as well!

Up next for the Kiwi contingent is boxer David Nyika, facing ROC's Muslim Gadzhimagomedov.

He's guaranteed at least bronze, with the two semi-final losers both receiving medals.

2:43pm - Diving

And Anton Down-Jenkins has qualified for the final! He holds on to eighth spot and will dive again at 6:00pm tonight.

2:43pm - Diving

Back to the diving, where Anton Down-Jenkins is eighth after his sixth dive.

Still more divers yet to finish though.


Great start from Carrington! And no one's even close to her!

And that's it! She wins gold!!!

2:37pm - Canoe Sprint

They're away!

2:35pm - Canoe sprint

They're on the starting blocks, an we're ready to go! Less than two minutes before the start of the K1 200 final.

2:29pm - Canoe sprint

We're less than 10 minutes away from the K1 200 final, where Lisa Carrington will look to add a third consecutive Olympic gold medal to her collection.

2:27pm - Diving

Five rounds done, and Down-Jenkins holds 11th place.

One round to go.

2:12pm - Diving

After the fourth round, Down-Jenkins is 11th in the standings, needing a top 12 finish to make the final.

He's got two more dives left today.

2:06pm - Diving

After four attempts, Down-Jenkins is seventh, with a total score of 272.30. 

If he can keep this up for another two rounds, he'll reach this evening's final.

1:45pm - Diving

Classy third attempt from the Kiwi Down-Jenkins, who's moved to seventh place after three rounds with a total of 201.00.

The top 12 will advance to the final. Three rounds remain.

1:39pm - Laurel Hubbard exclusive

Newshub has sat down for a chat with the Kiwi weightlifter, who reflects on her historic appearance in Tokyo.

1:35pm - Diving

Kiwi Anton Down-Jenkins is currently 14th after two rounds of th 3m springboard. Off the pace, you might say.


Carrington and Regal clinch their berth in the K2 500m final with an Olympic best time of 1m 36.724s.

That was a commanding display from the Kiwis, sending a very clear message to their rivals.

The final will take place at 3:46pm

1:25pm - Lisa Carrington & Caitlin Regal in K2 500m semi-final

Carrington back into the mix less than an hour after blitzing her K1 semi-final.

Final race of the first session, the Kiwis in lane five.

Off to a super start, the Kiwis. Noses in front early.

Half a second lead at the halfway mark of the race.

They ease off the gas, as they approach the finish line in first place.

1:20pm - Alicia Hoskin & Teneale Haskin in K2 500m semi-final

Kiwis Hoskin and Haskin up first, followed by Carrington & Regal.

They're off! The Kiwis are in lane one, three seconds back in last at the halfway mark.

Rough day out for Hoskins and Haskins, who finish a couple of canoe lengths behind the pack in last place.


Looks like Nick Willis has done enough to qualify for the 1500m semi-final as one of the six fastest to finish outside of the top six in each heat.

That semi-final will take place on Thursday.

1:03pm - Diving

Solid first-up dive for Down-Jenkins, slick double-tuck for a modest score of 66.00.

12:50pm - Diving

Anton Down-Jenkins is preparing to contest the men's 3m springboard semi-final at 1pm.

12:38pm - Athletics

Kiwi Nick Willis has finished seventh in heat three of the 1500m.

He'll now rely on other results for his chance to qualify for the semi-final.

The first six in each heat and the next six fastest across all heats advance to the semis.

12:27pm - Lisa Carrington in K1 semi-final

Here we go. Carrington in lane three.

Not Carrington's greatest start but she's quickly atoned for it, stretching out to a sizeable lead.

Barely a sweat broken for the defending Olympic champion, who finishes first to lock up her spot in the final.

Carrington's time is 38.127s - the best of the Olympics thus far, and she barely got out of third gear. Scary stuff, at least for her rivals.

She'll race for gold in the final at 2:37pm.

Carrington also has her K2 semi-final with Caitlin Regal at 1:30pm.

12:25pm - Athletics

Nick Willis about to get started in 1500m heat three.

12:20pm - Athletics

Samuel Tanner is near the back of the field in heat two of the 1500m. Physical stuff on the homne stretch, as the Polish runner hits the deck hard.

Tanner finishes ninth and has missed out on a berth in the semi-final.

The first six in each heat and the next six fastest across all heats advance to the semis.


First of the 1500m heats is about to get underway on a wet track at Tokyo National Stadium.

Low cloud overhead with more rain forecast, Humdity is currently 91 percent. Even the track is sweating.


ICYMI, you can catch up on all the NZ-related results from overnight here.


Morena, Olympics fans! Bumper day of Kiwis in action today, including a host of medal opportunities.

We'll be off to the track shortly, where Samuel Tanner and Nick Willis will be competing in their 1500m heats, starting at 12:16pm.


Kia ora, good morning and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the Tokyo Olympics, where canoeist Lisa Carrington, and sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have a chance to defend the titles they won five years ago at Rio.

Carrington barely raised a sweat on Monday, as she cruised directly through to semi-finals in both K1 200 - her specialty event - and (with Caitlin Regal) K2 500. Her tough schedule could see her contest four races in little more than three hours - two finals.

As two-time defending champion, 10-time world champion and unbeaten since 2012, Carrington arrived in Tokyo as a near gold-medal certainty over 200m and admits that, at this stage of her career, her biggest rival is herself.

That said, these Games have seen several sporting legends toppled in the post-COVID era.

Burling and Tuke also occupy that status, after six 49er world titles, Olympic gold at Rio 2016 and silver at London 2012, and of course, two successful America's Cup campaigns with Team NZ.

Their Monday medal races was postponed due to unfavourable weather conditions, but they take a four-point lead into the double-point finale and can merely cover their nearest rivals to secure victory. 

Another competing for medals today is boxer David Nyika, who is guaranteed at least bronze, but can graduate to gold or silver with victory over Russian Muslim Gadzhimagomedov, who has beaten him before.



Men's 1500m heats - Sam Tanner 12:16pm NZ & Nick Willis 12:27pm NZ

Men's shot put qualifying - Jacko Gill 10:15pm NZ & Tom Walsh 11:40 NZ

Women's hammer final - Julia Ratcliffe 11:35pm NZ


Men's heavyweight semis - David Nyika v Muslim Gadzhimagomedov (ROC) 3:18pm NZ


Women's K1 200 semis & final - Lisa Carrington 12:30pm & 2:37pm NZ

Women's K2 500 semis & final - Teneale Hatton & Alicia Hoskin 1:23pm & 3:46pm NZ

Women's K2 500 semis & final - Lisa Carrington & Caitlin Regal 1:30pm NZ & 3:46pm NZ


Women's team pursuit first round & finals - Bryony Botha, Rushlee Buchanan, Holly Edmondston & Jamie Nielsen 6:30pm & 8:05pm NZ

Men's team sprint qualifying - Sam Dakin, Ethan Mitchell & Sam Webster 6:58pm NZ

Men's team pursuit first round - Aaron Gate, Regan Gough, Jordan Kerby, Campbell Stewart & Corbin Strong 7:36pm NZ


Men's 3m springboard semi-final & final - Anton Down-Jenkins 1pm & 6pm NZ


Showjumping individual qualifying - Bruce Goodin, Daniel Meech & Sharn Wordley 10pm NZ


Men's 470, Races 9 & 10 - Paul Snow-Hansen & Daniel Willcox 3:15pm NZ

Men's 49er medal race, medal race - Peter Burling & Blair Tuke 4:33pm NZ

Men's Finn medal race - Josh Junior 5:33pm NZ


Men's +109kg - David Liti 4:50pm NZ

'Not here for second': Kiwi Walsh readies for tilt at shotput gold 

Former shotput world champion Tom Walsh is on the hunt for Olympic gold and knows he'll need a personal best to even make the podium in Tokyo.

The 2016 bronze medallist says he's in the best condition of his career - and is refusing to bet on any 'favourites' other than himself. 

Just hours after Dame Valerie Adams threw for bronze and our gold medalists boarded a bus for the airport home, Timaru native Walsh touched down in Tokyo.

"It's been a long time coming," Walsh says of his Tokyo bow. "This is what I do this for.

"I do the sport to wear the silver fern and to win when it really matters. I'm not coming here to get second."

Walsh means business and he's got form, with six consecutive competition wins in the lead-up to the Olympics.

Tom Walsh throwing at Diamond League
Tom Walsh throwing at Diamond League. Photo credit: Getty

The 29-year-old reckons he's in better nick now than he was when he won bronze in Rio - but then again, so is the competition.

"Well, one thing I'll tell you for sure, you're not gonna get bronze with 21.26 or whatever I threw. 

"You might not even get in the top eight."

American defending champ Ryan Crouser broke the world record this year with a mammoth 23.37m throw.

"I'd hate to see that he peaked a bit early. That would be terrible to see." 

Walsh is predicting a 23m podium standard. He's only managed 22 metres-plus twice this year.

"I think that's the type of shape you need to be in. It does give you a real opportunity to bring home the silverware - or the gold, I should say.

"It's all on."

The five-year wind-up is over, it's time for Walsh to throw.