How New Zealand athletes fared at the London Olympics on day nine and what's in store for us on day 10:
How New Zealand athletes fared at the London Olympics on day nine:
ATHLETICS - KIM SMITH is 15th in the women's marathon ; NICK WILLIS eases into the 1500m final after finishing third in his semi-final.
BOXING - Women's lightweight ALEXIS PRITCHARD beats Tunisia's Rim Jouini 15-10 to adavance to the quarter-finals; Women's flyweight SIONA FERNANDES is outclassed in her bout against Bulgaria's Stoyka Petrova losing 23-11.
CYCLING - SHANE ARCHBOLD is seventh in men's omnium; NATASHA HANSEN is 12th in the women's sprint.
HOCKEY - The Black Sticks men draw 1-1 with Belgium to end their slim hopes of making the semi-finals.
SAILING - Star pair HAMISH PEPPER and JIM TURNER surged up the leaderboard with a second place in the medal race to finish fifth overall; Finn sailor DAN SLATER is also second to end the regatta in seventh; 49er pair PETER BURLING and BLAIR TUKE remain second behind Australia with one day of racing left before the medal race; Windsurfer JP TOBIN is seventh heading into the medal race after two 17th place finishes; women's 470 pair JO ALEH and OLIVIA POWRIE drop one place to lie second after six races.
OTHER - Usain Bolt (Jamaica) won the 100m men's final in 9.63 seconds, silver to Yohan Blake (Jamaica) who ran 9.75 and bronze to Justin Gatlin (USA) right behind him on 9.79.
Kiwis in action on day eight of the Olympics in London, Monday/Tuesday August 6/7 (NZT):
7:30pm NZ women v Germany
8:30pm K1 1000m heats (Ben Fouhy)
9:18pm K2 1000m heats (Darryl Fitzgerald, Steven Ferguson)
9:58pm K1 1000m semis
10:30pm K2 1000m semis
9:45pm Women's shot put qualifying (Valerie Adams)
10:45pm Women's 1500m heats (Lucy Van Dalen)
6:15am Women's shot put final
2:15am Women's lightweight quarter-finals (Alexis Pritchard)
3:08am Women's omnium - flying lap (Joanne Kiesanowski)
3:43am Women's sprint - quarter-finals (Natasha Hansen)
4:06am Women's omnium - 20km points race (Joanne Kiesanowski)
5:18am Women's omnium - elimination race (Joanne Kiesanowski)
11:50pm Laser - medal race (Andrew Murdoch);
49er (Peter Burling, Blair Tuke);
Men's 470 - (Paul Snow-Hansen, Jason Saunders);
RS:X (JP Tobin); women's 470 (Jo Aleh, Olivia Powrie).