Tuesday, August 07, 2012
New Zealand Olympic London 2012 Schedule - Day 12
Here is the schedule of New Zealanders involved in Day 12 of the London Olympics 2012.
Our main medal chances lie in events which don't have the medal round tonight with the New Zealand women's hockey team playing their semi-final against Netherlands. A win would guarantee them a silver medal, but they are definitely underdogs in this match. We have one guaranteed silver in the yachting overnight and one crucial round in the women's 470 where they are leading, but it isn't the medal race tonight. I think javelin thrower Stuart Farquhar, canoeists Steven Ferguson and Darryl Fitzgerald and at least one of our BMX riders have shots at medals, but are not necessarily favourites.
I think we will only get the one silver tonight, but that will take us up to 10 medals and break the one hundred total medals for New Zealand in all Olympic Games.
Kiwis in action on day 12 of the Olympics in London, Wednesday/Thursday August 8/9 (NZT):
Men's decathlon 100m, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400m (Brent Newdick)
6:05am Men's javelin qualifying (Stuart Farquhar)
6:45am Women's 1500m semi-final (Lucy Van Dalen)
9:16pm K2 1000m final (Steven Ferguson, Darryl Fitzgerald)
11pm Women's 470 (Jo Aleh, Olivia Powrie).
12am Men's 49er - medal race (Peter Burling, Blair Tuke)
Cycling - BMX
2am Seeding run - women (Sarah Walker)
2:40am Seeding run - men (Marc Willers, Luke Pickard)
2:30am NZ women v Netherlands