Tokyo Olympics 2020 (July 27th): New Zealand athletes and events in action as seen in New Zealand, live streaming

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07/26/2021 5:00 p.m.

Luuka Jones is aiming for gold today. Photo / Getty

Several 2016 Olympic champions compete today as New Zealand’s hunt for more medals begins.

Here you will find everything you need to know about today’s campaign (Tuesday, July 27th).

Kiwis in use today

Canoeist Luuka Jones is New Zealand’s great hope for a medal in Tokyo today, and the 2016 silver medalist wants to add a second medal to her collection.

Jones set the third fastest time in the K1 canoe slalom qualifiers to give herself a chance to repeat her success, despite Australian Jessica Fox being the clear paddler to beat after taking silver in London, bronze won in Rio and determined to make it set in Tokyo.

While everything points in the right direction for Jones, there are still many goals to be scored before the medals are awarded.

There is only one run for each paddler in the semifinals and finals, so one mistake can potentially end an Olympic dream. The best 10 times in the semifinals will move into the finals later that evening.

Jones is the only realistic chance for a medal today, although women’s triathlon duo Ainsley Thorpe and Nicole van der Kaay will attempt to mimic Hayden Wilde’s superb bronze as they battle for gold this morning. With both rated 151-1 chances of victory, however, a medal would be a stunning result.

Elsewhere, the All Blacks sevens can take a giant step towards redressing the wrongs of 2016. The Kiwis have already made it through to the quarter-finals and can secure an easier path for themselves if they beat Australia this afternoon before they face a quarter-finals. Finale in the night.

At that point, they were fired in 2016, and several players from that roster returned to Tokyo for redemption.

Also on duty are some sailing crews who had an absolutely pleasant time in Tokyo, with 2016 medalists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke as well as Alex Maloney and Molly Meech starting their campaigns on the water.

Check out the interactive “Who’s in the Contest” above for the full list of Kiwis in action and when their events start.

Sport in action today

3×3 basketball (pool game and quarter finals)
Archery (single round with 32 and 16 games)
Artistic Gymnastics (Women’s Team Finals)
Badminton (pool game)
Basketball (women’s pool game)
Beach volleyball (pool game)
Boxing (preliminary rounds)
Canoe Slalom (Women’s Kayak Finals)
Cycling (women’s cross-country mountain bike final)
Diving (Women’s Synchronized 10m Platform Finals)
Equestrian Sport (Final Dressage Team)
Fencing (medal games of the ladies’ team)
Soccer (women’s pool game)
Handball (women’s pool game)
Hockey (men’s pool game)
Judo (women 63 kg and men 81 kg medal fights)
Rugby Sevens (men’s pool game and quarter-finals)
Sailing (opening race)
Shooting (10m air pistol and air rifle mixed team final)
Softball (medal games)
Surfing (quarter-finals and semi-finals)
Swimming (four finals)
Table tennis (single round of 32 and round of 16)
Taekwondo (women + 67kg and men + 80kg medal games)
Tennis (second and third round)
Triathlon (individual race women)
Volleyball (women’s pool)
Water polo (men’s pool)
Weightlifting (women 59 kg and 64 kg medal competition)

How to track the action

The Herald will have live updates from 9am while you can catch all of the action on Sky Sport. Every event on Sky can also be followed by streaming on Sky Sport Now or Sky Go.

Sport in action tomorrow

3×3 basketball (medal games)
Archery (single round with 32 and 16 games)
Artistic Gymnastics (All-Around Final Men)
Badminton (pool game)
Baseball (pool game)
Basketball (men’s pool game)
Beach volleyball (pool game)
Boxing (round of 16, quarter-finals)
Canoe slalom (women’s canoe and men’s kayak races)
Cycling (individual time trial women and men)
Diving (Synchronized Men’s 3m Springboard Final)
Equestrian sport (dressage individual Grand Prix final)
Fencing (men’s saber team medal games)
Soccer (men’s pool game)
Handball (men’s pool game)
Hockey (women’s and men’s pool game)
Judo (women 70 kg and men 90 kg medal fights)
Rowing (Six Finals)
Rugby Sevens (Men’s Medal Games)
Sailing (classification race)
Shooting (Trap Qualification)
Swimming (five finals)
Table tennis (individual quarter finals)
Tennis (TBC)
Volleyball (men’s pool)
Water polo (women’s pool game)
Weightlifting (men 73 kg medal competition)