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    After Olympic victory in the rowing eight at Tokyo, Hamish Bond is the first New Zealander to win gold medals at three consecutive Games... but had to be alerted to his feat

    After Olympic victory in the rowing eight at Tokyo, Hamish Bond is the first New Zealander to win gold medals at three consecutive Games... but had to be alerted to his feat


    New Zealand sit 12th on the medal table after day eight, adding two golds, a silver and a bronze to their now eight-gong tally - China lead with 19 gold as part of an overall haul of 40.



    Fiji have knocked out defending champions Australia 14-12 in the women's sevens to set up a semi-final with New Zealand today.



    Doubles specialists Marcus Daniell and Michael Venus have joined Anthony Wilding - in 1912 at Stockholm - as New Zealand's only Games tennis medallists after victory in the bronze match.



    Novak Djokovic's bid to become the first man to complete the 'golden slam' of the Olympic tennis title and all four majors in a calendar year has been ended by Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals.



    Boxer David Nyika's into the last four of the heavyweight division at the Olympics, guaranteeing a medal.



    Dame Valerie Adams and Maddison-Lee Wesche will contest Sunday's shot put final after successful qualifications.



    470 sailors Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox sit third in the overall standings after six of their 10 regular races.



    Jesse Campbell and Jonelle Price sit 11th and 13th respectively after the first day of three-day eventing dressage action - they're sixth overall with Tim Price to compete today.



    American Xander Schauffele is the clubhouse leader halfway through the men's golf at the Tokyo Games at 11-under-par, Ryan Fox is 10 strokes back at one-under with three holes to play in a weather-disrupted second round.



    The men's Black Sticks campaign has ended, missing out on the quarter-finals courtesy of a 4-1 defeat by Argentina.



    The Warriors have ended a seven-game losing streak in the NRL, beating the Wests Tigers 18-16.



    England's Ben Stokes is taking an indefinite break from cricket to "prioritise his mental wellbeing and rest his left index finger".



    The Formula One road rage between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen has continued into this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix practice.

    Hamilton has looked to exit the Mercedes garage and been cut-off by his Red Bull rival, similar to what you might see any day of the week in a supermarket carpark.

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