Tokyo 2020 Olympics (Aug 7): New Zealand athletes and events in action, how to watch in NZ, live broadcast


NZ Herald Focus Sport’s Cheree Kinnear wraps up the news for Day 15 as Lydia Ko and Ellese Andrews compete and Lisa Carrington aims for a final medal. Video / NZ Herald / Sky Sport

Here’s everything you need to know about today’s action (Saturday, August 7).

Kiwis in action today

Kiwi’s full schedule below. Click on a name to view the athlete’s bio, upcoming events, past Games performances and medal chances.

Lisa Carrington will have another chance to add to her historic Games record so far in the K4 500m semi-final and hopefully the final this afternoon.

While the Kiwi quartet are less favored to win gold in this event, the team were impressive in their heat yesterday and are relatively well rested after advancing straight to the semi-finals.

On the golf course, Lydia Ko currently holds a share of the bronze medal. However, a typhoon is on the way.

Today’s final lap has been rescheduled to start an hour earlier than normal with the forecast likely to deteriorate as the day progresses.

Officials have left open the option to play on Sunday and there is no clarification yet on how the bronze medal will be determined if the 54-hole scores prove final.

Later today, all eyes will once again be on the velodrome where our track cycling stars aim to increase an already record number of medals.

Sam Webster and Callum Saunders are entering the men’s keirin while Ellesse Andrews will look to stay in the race for a medal in the women’s sprint. Finally, the chaotic beast that is the male Madison will close the evening on the track.

For night owls, the New Zealand show jumping team will go for gold while Camille Buscomb will contest the 10,000m long final at the national stadium.

Sport in action today

Artistic Swimming (free team routine)
Athletics (seven finals)
Baseball (gold medal and bronze medal games)
Basketball (men’s medal games, women’s bronze medal game)
Beach volleyball (men’s medal matches)
Boxing (Four finals)
Canoe Sprint (Four finals)
Bike path (men’s madison final, women’s spring quarter-finals, men’s first round of keirin)
Diving (men’s 10m platform final)
Equestrian sports (show jumping team final)
Football (men’s gold medal match)
Golf (women’s final, rescheduled to start at 9:30 am)
Handball (Women’s Semi-finals)
Hockey (men’s medal matches)
Karate (Two finals)
Modern Pentathlon (Men’s medals decided)
Rhythmic gymnastics (individual all-around final)
Volleyball (men’s medal matches)
Water Polo (Matches for women’s medals)
Wrestling (three finals)

How to follow the action

The Herald will have live updates starting at 10 a.m., while you can follow all the action on Sky Sport. Each event on Sky can also be streamed on Sky Sport Now or Sky Go.

Sport in action tomorrow

Athletics (men’s marathon final)
Basketball (women’s gold medal game)
Boxing (Four finals)
Bike path (women’s sprint, men’s keirin, women’s omnium)
Handball (matches for women’s medals)
Rhythmic Gymnastics (final of the all-around group competition)
Volleyball (Matches for women’s medals)
Water polo (men’s medal matches)

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