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Wanderer

New Zealand National Thread | Road to Tokyo 2020

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dantm    0

Im always intereted to see the prospects of our cross Tasman neighbours.

The traditional sports the NZ excel in seem to be their brightest chances

Rowing

Canoeing

Sailing

and of course,Rugby.

 

10 Gold medals may not be out of the Question!

(as long as Australia gets 11+ :)

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Joshi    8

World No. 1 Lydia Ko in yet another playoff at the Marathon Classic in the LPGA tour against Lee of Korea and Jutarnugarn of Thailand. 

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Joshi    8

Ko wins after 4 playoff holes. What a relief. Her last round jitters are worrying though. Let 2 majors slip this year she could've ended up with 3.

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Joshi    8

Valerie Adams throws seasons best and 2nd best throw this year of 20.19m at meet in Budapest finishing 1st. The field included two main rivals Schwanitz and Carter. Gong who has thrown the farthest of 20.43m wasn't there again. But the upwards trend of Adams bodes well fingers crossed. 

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Joshi    8

An OK Olympics for us. Rowing and Cycling the obvious disappointments expected a lot more. On the other hand the Sailors have been the standouts. I can't really see many other medal opportunities apart from a bronze medal match for our Hockey Women. But can't see them winning since they have a history of choking. So we've surpassed our national committees target of 14 medals so far. 8 4ths and quite a lot of missed opportunities. Not many golds this time. Other than that some sports were a huge disappointment, some exceeded expectations. 

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Joshi    8

So we end the Olympic campaign with 18 medals. 4G 9S 5B. 4 more than what the NZOC forecast. Most medals we have secured. 9 4ths and 40 all up in the top 8. Overall a success but we were down golds this Olympics from London. Rowing and Cycling Mens 7's underperformed. Whereas Sailing, Athletics, Canoeing over performed. A lot of surprise medals though. 8/10 for me. 

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Wanderer    304

After Albertville and year 1992, NZ finally with medal at the Winter Olympics!!! 

 

After Peter Michael's great performances in speed skating and 4th place in 5000m race and well as 4th place in men's team pursuit, Nico Porteous (freestyle skiing, halfpipe) and Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (snowboarding) won bronze medals ending New Zealand's 26-year-drought. 

 

Summary of the games coming soon :)

 

 

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