Overnight Rio update

  • 11/08/2016
Overnight Rio update

The men's sevens saga continues today as New Zealand makes it through- by the skin of their teeth - to face off Fiji in the quarter-finals, however they lost their Olympic dreams after Fiji defeated them 12-7.  

The All Blacks sevens had a nervous wait following their second pool defeat of the campaign, after going down 21-19 to Great Britain earlier this morning.

New Zealand still advanced to the quarter-finals as one of the best third-placed teams after Fiji narrowly defeated the USA, denying the Americans a spot in the knock-out phase.

And New Zealand canoe slalom representative Mike Dawson has qualified in fifth for his maiden Olympic final.

Strong winds have again forced the cancellation of the day's rowing at the Rio Olympics.

The women's pair of Rebecca Scown and Genevieve Behrent were due to race in the semifinals while Julia Edward and Sophie MacKenzie were in the lightweight women's doubles semis.

Cyclist Linda Villumsen has missed a medal in the women's time trial at the Rio Olympics.

The 31-year-old finished sixth on the hilly 29.9km course which was made even more difficult by rain and wind that hit the city on Wednesday (Thursday NZ Time).

Olympics reporter Michelle Pickles is in Rio and spoke to Paul Henry this morning.