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New Zealand at the 2016 Summer Olympics

New Zealand competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's twenty-third appearance as an independent nation at the Summer Olympics, having made its debut at the 1920 Games and competed at every Games since. The New Zealand team consisted of 199 athletes, 100 women and 99 men, across twenty sports, the first time New Zealand was represented by more women than men at the Summer Olympics.

New Zealand at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of New Zealand.svg
IOC code NZL
NOC New Zealand Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.org.nz
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 199 in 20 sports
Flag bearer Peter Burling (opening)[1][2]
Lisa Carrington (closing)[3]
Medals
Ranked 19th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
4 9 5 18
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Australasia (1908 · 1912)

The New Zealand team collected a total of 18 medals, four gold, nine silver and five bronze, at these Games, surpassing a record of 13 gained at both the 1988 and 2012 Summer Olympics; it also exceeded High Performance Sport New Zealand's (HPSNZ) target of 14 medals for the Games.[4][5] Athletics (track and field) and sailing led the sports with four medals each, with three medals in each of canoeing and rowing, and one medal in each of cycling, golf, rugby sevens and shooting. Rowers Mahé Drysdale, Hamish Bond and Eric Murray, and sprint canoeist Lisa Carrington successfully defended their Olympic titles, while sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke ran away in the 49er class standings and secured their gold-medal victory before the final two races.[6][7] New Zealand women won the majority of the medals (11), the second time this has happened in the nation's Olympic history (the first was in 1952).

Contents

MedallistsEdit

Unless otherwise stated, all dates and times are in Brasília time (UTC−3), fifteen hours behind New Zealand Standard Time (UTC+12).

DelegationEdit

The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) confirmed a team of 199 athletes, 99 men and 100 women, to compete in twenty sports. It is the largest delegation New Zealand has sent to the Olympics, surpassing the 184 athletes who were sent to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The nation participated in four more sports than 2012: while not qualifying any competitors in boxing, New Zealand qualified competitors in golf and rugby sevens (both new to the 2016 Games), diving, gymnastics and wrestling. Also missing from the 2016 team is the men's football squad, having been disqualified after fielding an ineligible player in the Olympic qualifying tournament. Rowing had the largest delegation with 36 competitors; diving, judo, taekwondo and wrestling had the smallest delegations with only one competitor each.

For individual sports, the NZOC's overarching selection policy meant it would only consider selecting athletes that were proven capable of making the top 16. For team sports, the NZOC would only consider selecting teams proven capable of advancing beyond the first round.[12]

Seventeen-year-old gymnast Courtney McGregor is New Zealand's youngest competitor,[13] while 62-year-old equestrian dressage rider Julie Brougham is the oldest competitor. Forty-one competitors (20.5 percent) are of Māori descent, including 17 of the 24 rugby sevens players.[14]

A number of past Olympic medallists returned, including defending champions: Valerie Adams (women's shot put), sailors Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (women's 470 class), flatwater canoeist Lisa Carrington (women's K-1 200m), and rowers Mahé Drysdale (men's single sculls), and Hamish Bond and Eric Murray (men's pair). Sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, who won silver in 2012, were selected as co-captains of the New Zealand team, with Burling acting as flagbearer for the opening ceremony.[2]

OfficialsEdit

In December 2012, Rob Waddell was appointed New Zealand's chef de mission for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2016 Summer Olympics.[15]

FundingEdit

High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) invested NZ$162 million in elite-level Olympic sports and athletes over the 2013–16 funding cycle, of which $107.5 million was core funding to national sports organisations and the NZOC while the remaining $54.5 million was mainly in the form of grants and tertiary scholarships to individual athletes. These totals includes funding for non-Olympic and Paralympic events such as world championships and the Commonwealth Games.[5]

Funding breakdown per sport was as follows:[5]

Sport Total funding
(thousands NZD)
Core funding
(thousands NZD)
Medals Top 8 Core funding
per medal
(thousands NZD)
Core funding
per top 8
(thousands NZD)
Rowing 32,069 19,815 3 8 6,605 2,477
Cycling 26,471 17,500 1 7 17,500 2,500
Sailing 18,363 12,450 4 6 3,113 2,075
Athletics 14,462 8,325 4 4 2,081 2,081
Equestrian 9,110 7,200 0 3 2,400
Swimming 8,458 5,600 0 0
Triathlon 7,606 5,300 0 1 5,300
Hockey (women) 9,378 5,200 0 1 5,200
Canoeing (sprint) 7,567 4,875 2 3 2,438 1,625
Rugby sevens (men) 5,321 4,800 0 1 4,800
Rugby sevens (women) 4,914 3,700 1 1 3,700 3,700
Football (women) 6,078 3,500 0 0
Hockey (men) 5,726 3,250 0 1 3,250
Other qualified sports 2,113 1,492 3 4 497 373
Non-qualified sports 996 954 N/A
NZOC 3,500 3,500 N/A
Total 162,131 107,461 18 40 5,970 2,687

Athletics (track and field)Edit

New Zealand athletes achieved both the IAAF and Athletics New Zealand qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[16][17][18] The NZOC confirmed the first batch of track and field athletes on 22 April 2016, with Beijing 2008 silver medallist Nick Willis, javelin thrower Stuart Farquhar and two-time shot put champion Valerie Adams going to their fourth Olympics.[19][20]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Hamish Carson 1500 m 3:48.18 8 Did not advance
Julian Matthews 3:40.40 9 Did not advance
Quentin Rew 20 km walk N/A DSQ
50 km walk N/A 3:49:32 12
Zane Robertson 10000 m N/A 27:33.67 NR 12
Nick Willis 1500 m 3:38.55 6 Q 3:39.96 3 Q 3:50.24  
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Stuart Farquhar Javelin throw 77.32 29 Did not advance
Jacko Gill Shot put 20.80 4 Q 20.50 9
Tomas Walsh 21.03 2 Q 21.36  
 
Eliza McCartney clears the bar during the qualifying round of the women's pole vault.
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Alana Barber 20 km walk N/A 1:35:55 35
Nikki Hamblin 1500 m 4:11.88 13 Did not advance
5000 m 16:43.61 15 q N/A 16:14.24 17
Lucy Oliver 5000 m 15:53.77 14 N/A Did not advance
Angie Petty 800 m 2:02.40 4 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Valerie Adams Shot put 19.74 1 Q 20.42  
Eliza McCartney Pole vault 4.60 5 Q 4.80 NR  

CanoeingEdit

SlalomEdit

New Zealand canoeists qualified a maximum of one boat in each of the following classes through the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships.[21] The NZOC named the slalom canoeing squad on 15 April 2016.[22]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mike Dawson Men's K-1 88.91 4 90.86 10 88.91 8 Q 91.47 5 93.07 10
Luuka Jones Women's K-1 100.59 2 101.96 3 100.59 4 Q 108.05 7 101.82  

SprintEdit

New Zealand canoeists qualified one boat in each of the following events through the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships and the 2016 Oceania Championships.[23][24] Six paddlers on the sprint canoeing team were named on 31 March 2016, including defending Olympic K-1 200-metre champion Lisa Carrington.[25]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Marty McDowell Men's K-1 1000 m 3:39.58 20 Did not advance
Lisa Carrington Women's K-1 200 m 40.422 3 Q 39.561 1 FA 39.864  
Women's K-1 500 m 1:54.765 4 Q 1:56.155 2 FA 1:54.372  
Aimee Fisher
Kayla Imrie
Jaimee Lovett
Caitlin Ryan
Women's K-4 500 m 1:33.782 6 Q 1:34.778 2 FA 1:38.198 5

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

New Zealand riders qualified for the following quota places in the men's and women's Olympic road race by virtue of their best national ranking in the 2015 UCI Oceania Tour (for men), and top 22 in the 2016 UCI World Ranking (for women).[26][27]

Athlete Event Time Rank
George Bennett Men's road race 6:21:54 33
Zac Williams Did not finish
Linda Villumsen Women's road race 3:56:34 23
Women's time trial 44:54.71 6

TrackEdit

Following the completion of the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, New Zealand riders accumulated spots in both men's and women's team pursuit, and men's and women's team sprint, as well as both the men's and women's omnium. As a result of their place in the men's and women's team sprint, New Zealand was assured of its right to enter two riders in both men's and women's sprint and men's and women's keirin. The NZOC confirmed the first four cyclists on 7 April 2016.[28]

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Eddie Dawkins Men's sprint 9.895
72.764
10 Q   Webster (NZL)
L
  Levy (GER)
  Phillip (TTO)
L
Did not advance
Sam Webster 9.880
72.874
9 Q   Dawkins (NZL)
W 10.159
70.873
Bye   Dmitriev (RUS)
L
  Xu C (CHN)
  Puerta (COL)
L
Did not advance 9th place final
  Levy (GER)
  Puerta (COL)
  Hoogland (NED)
L
12
Natasha Hansen Women's sprint 10.871 NR
66.231
7 Q   O'Brien (CAN)
W 11.400
63.157
Bye   Vogel (GER)
L
  Krupeckaite (LTU)
  Cueff (FRA)
L
Did not advance 9th place final
  Meares (AUS)
  Welte (GER)
  Cueff (FRA)
W 11.795
9
Olivia Podmore 11.315
63.632
23 Did not advance
Team sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Eddie Dawkins
Ethan Mitchell
Sam Webster
Men's team sprint 42.673
63.271
2 Q   Germany (GER)
W 42.535 OR
63.477
1 FA   Great Britain (GBR)
L 42.542
63.466
 
Natasha Hansen
Olivia Podmore
Women's team sprint 34.346
52.407
9 Did not advance

Qualification legend: FA=Gold medal final; FB=Bronze medal final

Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time Rank Opponent
Results
Rank Opponent
Results
Rank
Pieter Bulling
Aaron Gate
Regan Gough
Dylan Kennett
Hayden Roulston
Men's team pursuit 3:55.977 4 Q   Great Britain (GBR)
3:55.654
4   Denmark (DEN)
3:56.753
4
Rushlee Buchanan
Lauren Ellis
Jaime Nielsen
Racquel Sheath
Georgia Williams
Women's team pursuit 4:20.061 5 Q   Poland (POL)
4:17.592
4   Canada (CAN)
4:18.459
4
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st Round Repechage 2nd Round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank
Eddie Dawkins Men's keirin 4 R 3 Did not advance
Sam Webster 1 Q Bye 6 FB 7
Natasha Hansen Women's keirin 3 R 2 Did not advance
Olivia Podmore DNF R 5 Did not advance
Omnium
Athlete Event Scratch race Individual pursuit Elimination race Time trial Flying lap Points race Total points Rank
Rank Points Time Rank Points Rank Points Time Rank Points Time Rank Points Points Rank
Dylan Kennett Men's omnium 5 32 4:20.180 6 30 17 8 1:00.923 1 40 12.506 1 40 −7 15 143 8
Lauren Ellis Women's omnium 5 32 3:33.221 6 30 11 20 36.427 11 20 14.574 14 14 73 2 189 4

Mountain bikingEdit

New Zealand qualified one mountain biker for the men's Olympic cross-country race, as a result of his nation's seventeenth-place finish in the UCI Olympic Ranking List of 25 May 2016. One additional spot was awarded to the female mountain biker, who won the cross-country race for New Zealand at the 2015 Oceania Championships. With Olympic selection criteria requiring riders to show top eight potential, the NZOC decided to only nominate one mountain biker to the Olympic roster, who was Sam Gaze for the men's cross-country event.[29]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Sam Gaze Men's cross-country LAP (1 lap) 37

BMXEdit

New Zealand riders qualified for one men's quota place in BMX at the Olympics, as a result of the nation's eleventh-place finish in the UCI Olympic Ranking List of 31 May 2016. BMX rider and rookie Trent Jones was selected to the NZ Olympic roster on 10 June 2016.[29]

Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Points Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Trent Jones Men's BMX 36.331 25 7 2 Q 17 7 Did not advance

DivingEdit

New Zealand has received an invitation from FINA to send a diver competing in the women's individual springboard to the Olympics, based on her results at the 2016 FINA World Cup series.[30][31]

Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Elizabeth Cui Women's 3 m springboard 273.30 24 Did not advance

EquestrianEdit

New Zealand equestrians qualified a full squad in the team eventing competition through the 2015 Asia and Pacific Eventing Championships in Boekelo, Netherlands.[32] One dressage rider was later added to the squad by virtue of a top finish from Asia & Oceania in the individual FEI Olympic rankings.[33] New Zealand's equestrian team was named on 27 June 2016.[34] Jock Paget withdrew on 5 August 2016 after his horse, Clifton Lush, cut its cheek at the Rio stable and did not recover in time for the event. Reserve Tim Price and his horse Ringwood Sky Boy subsequently replaced Paget in the individual and team eventing.[35]

DressageEdit

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
Julie Brougham Vom Feinsten Individual 68.543 44 Did not advance

EventingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Clarke Johnstone Balmoral Sensation Individual 46.50 23 4.80 51.30 7 0.00 51.30 5 8.00 59.30 6 59.30 6
Jonelle Price Faerie Dianimo 49.50 # 43 8.00 57.50 13 8.00 65.50 15 8.00 73.50 17 73.50 17
Tim Price Ringwood Sky Boy 47.00 29 Eliminated Did not advance
Mark Todd Leonidas II 44.00 17 2.00 46.00 4 16.00 62.00 11 0.00 62.00 7 62.00 7
Clarke Johnstone
Jonelle Price
Tim Price
Mark Todd
See above Team 137.50 6 154.80 2 24.00 178.80 4 N/A 178.80 4

"#" indicates that the score of this rider does not count in the team competition, since only the best three results of a team are counted.

Field hockeyEdit

Summary

Key:

Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
New Zealand men's Men's tournament   Australia
L 1–2
  Great Britain
D 2–2
  Spain
L 2–3
  Brazil
W 9–0
  Belgium
W 3–1
4   Germany
L 2–3
Did not advance 7
New Zealand women's Women's tournament   South Korea
W 4–1
  Germany
L 1–2
  Spain
W 2–1
  Netherlands
D 1–1
  China
W 3–0
2   Australia
W 4–2
  Great Britain
L 0–3
  Germany
L 1–2
4

Men's tournamentEdit

The New Zealand men's field hockey team qualified for the Olympics by having achieved the next highest placement in the 2014–15 Men's FIH Hockey World League Semifinals, among the countries that had not qualified yet for the Games.[36]

Team roster

The following is the New Zealand roster in the men's field hockey tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[37] view · talk

Head coach: Colin Batch

Reserves:

Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Belgium 5 4 0 1 21 5 +16 12 Quarter-finals
2   Spain 5 3 1 1 13 6 +7 10
3   Australia 5 3 0 2 13 4 +9 9
4   New Zealand 5 2 1 2 17 8 +9 7
5   Great Britain 5 1 2 2 14 10 +4 5
6   Brazil (H) 5 0 0 5 1 46 −45 0
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head result.[38]
(H) Host.
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
13:30
v
Australia   2–1   New Zealand
Ciriello   8'
Gohdes   23'
Report Child   31'
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
Germán Montes de Oca (ARG)

7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
17:00
v
Great Britain   2–2   New Zealand
Condon   2'
Middleton   25'
Report Russell   14'
Phillips   19'
Umpires:
Marcin Grochal (POL)
Lim Hong Zhen (SIN)

9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
10:00
v
New Zealand   2–3   Spain
Child   3'30' Report Oliva   1'
Casasayas   10'
Lleonart   60'
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
Germán Montes de Oca (ARG)

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
19:30
v
New Zealand   9–0   Brazil
Wilson   15'19'34'41'
Shay   21'
Child   26'
Russell   30'
Jenness   45'
Woods   58'
Report
Umpires:
Javed Shaikh (IND)
Coen van Bunge (NED)

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
18:00
v
Belgium   1–3   New Zealand
Van Aubel   58' Report Child   31'
Wilson   37'
Inglis   52'
Umpires:
Germán Montes de Oca (ARG)
John Wright (RSA)
Quarterfinal
14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
20:30
v
Germany   3–2   New Zealand
Fürste   56'60'
Fuchs   60'
Report Inglis   18'
McAleese   49'
Umpires:
Marcelo Servetto (ESP)
Murray Grime (AUS)

Women's tournamentEdit

The New Zealand women's field hockey team qualified for the Olympics by having achieved a top four finish at the second stop of the 2014–15 Women's FIH Hockey World League Semifinals. Only three nations qualified through this route, but South Korea had already secured qualification as continental champions and Brazil failed to meet IOC and FIH criteria to qualify as host nation, opening places up for the fourth-placed teams.[39][40]

Team roster

The following is the New Zealand roster in the women's field hockey tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[41] view · talk

Head coach: Mark Hager

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 MF Whitelock, KaylaKayla Whitelock (C) (1985-10-30)30 October 1985 (aged 30) 247 62   Central
4 FW Merry, OliviaOlivia Merry (1992-03-16)16 March 1992 (aged 24) 132 51   Canterbury
6 FW Webster, PetreaPetrea Webster (1988-03-30)30 March 1988 (aged 28) 144 36   North Harbour
8 GK Rutherford, SallySally Rutherford (1981-06-05)5 June 1981 (aged 35) 118 0   Midlands
9 DF Neal, BrookeBrooke Neal (1992-07-04)4 July 1992 (aged 24) 88 5   Northland
13 DF Charlton, SamSam Charlton (1991-12-07)7 December 1991 (aged 24) 171 5   Midlands
16 DF Thompson, LizLiz Thompson (1994-12-08)8 December 1994 (aged 21) 114 9   Auckland
17 FW Cocks, SophieSophie Cocks (1994-07-25)25 July 1994 (aged 22) 107 28   Canterbury
18 FW Pearce, KirstenKirsten Pearce (1991-04-10)10 April 1991 (aged 25) 53 18   North Harbour
22 MF Flynn, GemmaGemma Flynn (1990-05-02)2 May 1990 (aged 26) 238 68   Midlands
23 FW Harrison, CharlotteCharlotte Harrison (1989-07-31)31 July 1989 (aged 27) 214 63   Auckland
24 DF Keddell, RoseRose Keddell (1994-01-31)31 January 1994 (aged 22) 128 9   Midlands
25 MF Smith, KelseyKelsey Smith (1994-08-12)12 August 1994 (aged 21) 20 3   Capital
26 DF Hayward, PippaPippa Hayward (1990-05-23)23 May 1990 (aged 26) 109 11   Canterbury
31 MF Michelsen, StaceyStacey Michelsen (1991-02-18)18 February 1991 (aged 25) 208 24   Northland
32 MF McLaren, AnitaAnita McLaren (1987-10-02)2 October 1987 (aged 28) 239 94   Capital
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands 5 4 1 0 13 1 +12 13 Quarter-finals
2   New Zealand 5 3 1 1 11 5 +6 10
3   Germany 5 2 1 2 6 6 0 7
4   Spain 5 2 0 3 6 12 −6 6
5   China 5 1 2 2 3 5 −2 5
6   South Korea 5 0 1 4 3 13 −10 1
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head result.[42]
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
10:00
v
New Zealand   4–1   South Korea
Pearce   10'
Harrison   19'
Flynn   21'
Webster   34'
Report Kim H.   55'
Umpires:
Fanneke Alkemade (NED)
Chieko Soma (JPN)

8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
13:30
v
New Zealand   1–2   Germany
Webster   10' Report Oldhafer   22'
Schröder   44'
Umpires:
Soledad Iparraguiree (ARG)
Miao Lin (CHN)

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
10:00
v
Spain   1–2   New Zealand
Petchame   60' Report Smith   22'51'
Umpires:
Irene Presenqui (ARG)
Elena Eskina (RUS)

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
11:00
v
New Zealand   1–1   Netherlands
Whitelock   59' Report Paumen   28'
Umpires:
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)
Michelle Joubert (RSA)

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
20:30
v
China   0–3   New Zealand
Report Merry   21'
Flynn   41'
McLaren   42'
Umpires:
Amy Baxter (USA)
Kylie Seymour (AUS)
Quarterfinal
15 August 2016 (2016-08-15)
10:00
v
New Zealand   4–2   Australia
McLaren   7'
Smith   24'
Flynn   39'
Merry   44'
Report Slattery   33'59'
Umpires:
Irene Presenqui (ARG)
Sarah Wilson (GBR)
Semifinal
17 August 2016 (2016-08-17)
17:00
v
New Zealand   0–3   Great Britain
Report Danson   22'52'
H. Richardson-Walsh   48'
Umpires:
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)
Michelle Joubert (RSA)
Bronze medal match
19 August 2016 (2016-08-19)
12:00
v
Germany   2–1   New Zealand
Stapenhorst   34'
Schütze   38'
Report Merry   45+'
Umpires:
Irene Presenqui (ARG)
Sarah Wilson (GBR)

FootballEdit

Women's tournamentEdit

The New Zealand women's football team qualified for the Olympics by winning the 2016 OFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, after Papua New Guinea withdrew from the second leg in Auckland.[43]

Team roster

The following is the New Zealand squad in the women's football tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[44] view · talk

Head coach: Tony Readings

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals 2016 club
1 1GK Nayler, ErinErin Nayler (1992-04-17)17 April 1992 (aged 24) 40 0   Norwest United
2 2DF Percival, RiaRia Percival (1989-12-07)7 December 1989 (aged 26) 116 11   FC Basel
3 2DF Green, AnnaAnna Green (1990-08-20)20 August 1990 (aged 25) 60 7   Mallbacken
4 3MF Duncan, KatieKatie Duncan (1988-02-01)1 February 1988 (aged 28) 115 1   FC Zürich
5 2DF Erceg, AbbyAbby Erceg (c) (1989-11-20)20 November 1989 (aged 26) 126 6   Western New York Flash
6 2DF Stott, RebekahRebekah Stott (1993-06-17)17 June 1993 (aged 23) 49 4   Claudelands Rovers
7 2DF Riley, AliAli Riley (1987-10-30)30 October 1987 (aged 28) 101 1   FC Rosengård
8 4FW Pereira, JasmineJasmine Pereira (1996-07-20)20 July 1996 (aged 20) 18 0   Three Kings United
9 4FW Hearn, AmberAmber Hearn (1984-11-28)28 November 1984 (aged 31) 112 50   USV Jena
10 4FW Gregorius, SarahSarah Gregorius (1987-08-06)6 August 1987 (aged 28) 78 24   Speranza FC Osaka-Takatsuki
11 3MF Yallop, KirstyKirsty Yallop (1986-11-04)4 November 1986 (aged 29) 99 12   Mallbacken
12 3MF Hassett, BetsyBetsy Hassett (1990-08-04)4 August 1990 (aged 25) 91 8   Werder Bremen
13 4FW White, RosieRosie White (1993-06-06)6 June 1993 (aged 23) 81 14   Liverpool
14 3MF Bowen, KatieKatie Bowen (1994-04-15)15 April 1994 (aged 22) 37 1   FC Kansas City
15 2DF Moore, MeikaylaMeikayla Moore (1996-06-04)4 June 1996 (aged 20) 14 0   Cashmere Technical
16 3MF Longo, AnnalieAnnalie Longo (1991-07-01)1 July 1991 (aged 25) 91 8   Cashmere Technical
17 4FW Wilkinson, HannahHannah Wilkinson (1992-05-28)28 May 1992 (aged 24) 74 23   University of Tennessee
18 1GK Rolls, RebeccaRebecca Rolls (1975-08-22)22 August 1975 (aged 40) 22 0   Three Kings United
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Quarter-finals
2   France 3 2 0 1 7 1 +6 6
3   New Zealand 3 1 0 2 1 5 −4 3
4   Colombia 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
Source: Rio2016 & FIFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

3 August 2016 (2016-08-03)
19:00
v
United States   2–0   New Zealand
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Attendance: 10,059[45]
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)

6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
20:00
v
Colombia   0–1   New Zealand
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Hearn   31'
Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Attendance: 8,505[46]
Referee: Gladys Lengwe (Zambia)

9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
19:00
v
New Zealand   0–3   France
Report (Rio2016)
Report (FIFA)
Le Sommer   38'
Cadamuro   63'90+2' (pen.)
Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Attendance: 7,350[47]
Referee: Lucia Venegas (Mexico)

GolfEdit

New Zealand entered three golfers (two males and one female) into the Olympic tournament. Danny Lee (world no. 40), Ryan Fox (world no. 184) and Korean-born Lydia Ko (world no. 1) qualified directly among the top 60 eligible players for their respective individual events based on the IGF World Rankings as of 11 July 2016.[48][49] Cathryn Bristow (world no. 443) also qualified but was not selected.[50]

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Score Score Score Score Score Par Rank
Ryan Fox Men's 70 73 74 68 285 1 39
Danny Lee 72 65 76 69 282 −2 27
Lydia Ko Women's 69 70 65 69 273 −11  

GymnasticsEdit

The NZOC confirmed three gymnasts to compete on 11 May 2016, marking the first time that New Zealand gymnasts have competed at the Olympics since 2000, and New Zealand's largest gymnastics team since 1964.[51]

ArtisticEdit

Russian-born Mikhail Koudinov and Christchurch's Courtney McGregor claimed their Olympic spots each in the men's and women's apparatus and all-around events, respectively, at the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro.[52][53]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Mikhail Koudinov All-around 13.200 12.600 13.433 13.799 14.700 12.833 80.899 45 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Courtney McGregor All-around 14.333 12.433 13.000 13.066 53.165 41 Did not advance

TrampolineEdit

For the first time in Olympic history, New Zealand qualified one gymnast in the men's trampoline by virtue of a top six finish at the 2016 Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro.[54]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Dylan Schmidt Men's 107.660 8 Q 57.140 7

JudoEdit

New Zealand qualified one judoka for the women's lightweight category (57 kg) at the Games. Darcina Manuel earned a continental quota spot from the Oceania region as New Zealand's top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of 30 May 2016. She was confirmed by the NZOC on 17 June 2016.[55][56]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Darcina Manuel Women's −57 kg   Zabludina (RUS)
W 001–000
  Monteiro (POR)
L 000–002
Did not advance

RowingEdit

New Zealand qualified ten out of a possible fourteen boats for each of the rowing classes listed below. The majority of the rowing crews confirmed Olympic places for their boats at the 2015 FISA World Championships in Lac d'Aiguebelette, France, while a women's single sculls rower had added one more boat to the New Zealand roster as a result of a top three finish at the 2016 European & Final Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland. The crews had to have also competed at the NZ Rowing Championships, held in Lake Karapiro, to assure their selection to the Olympic team for the Games.[57]

The rowing team was named on 4 March 2016, featuring 2012 Olympic champions Mahé Drysdale in men's single sculls and Hamish Bond and Eric Murray in the men's pair.[58]

On 1 July 2016, the Russian men's quadruple sculls boat was disqualified due to a doping violation, resulting in New Zealand gaining the men's quadruple sculls slot as the next-best non-qualifier.[59]

For the first time in Olympic history, New Zealand rowers participated in the men's lightweight four and the women's eight.[60]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mahé Drysdale Single sculls 7:04.45 1 QF Bye 6:46.51 1 SA/B 7:03.70 2 FA 6:41.34  
Hamish Bond
Eric Murray
Pair 6:41.75 1 SA/B Bye N/A 6:23.36 1 FA 6:59.71  
Chris Harris
Robbie Manson
Double sculls 6:40.35 1 SA/B Bye N/A 6:17.01 4 FB 7:06.80 11
Alistair Bond
James Hunter
James Lassche
Peter Taylor
Lightweight four 6:03.34 1 SA/B Bye N/A 6:08.96 3 FA 6:28.14 5
George Bridgewater
Nathan Flannery
John Storey
Jade Uru
Quadruple sculls 5:59.13 4 R 5:58.92 6 FB N/A 6:18.92 10
Michael Brake
Isaac Grainger
Stephen Jones
Alex Kennedy
Shaun Kirkham
Tom Murray
Brook Robertson
Joe Wright
Caleb Shepherd (cox)
Eight 5:36:28 3 R 5:56.94 3 FA N/A 5:36.64 6
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Emma Twigg Single sculls 8:17.02 1 QF Bye 7:31.79 1 SA/B 7:48.20 2 FA 7:24.48 4
Genevieve Behrent
Rebecca Scown
Pair 7:09.23 1 SA/B Bye N/A 7:29.67 2 FA 7:19.53  
Eve MacFarlane
Zoe Stevenson
Double sculls 7:14.31 1 SA/B Bye N/A 6:52.97 4 FB 7:50.74 12
Julia Edward
Sophie MacKenzie
Lightweight double sculls 7:02.01 2 SA/B Bye N/A 7:19.27 2 FA 7:10.61 4
Genevieve Behrent
Kelsey Bevan
Emma Dyke
Kerri Gowler
Kayla Pratt
Grace Prendergast
Rebecca Scown
Ruby Tew
Francie Turner (cox)
Eight 6:12.05 2 R 6:34.90 3 FA N/A 6:05.48 4

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Rugby sevensEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

The New Zealand men's rugby sevens team qualified for the Olympics by having achieved one of the top four places at the 2014–15 Sevens World Series.[61] Teddy Stanaway withdrew due to injury, he was replaced by Lewis Ormond. The travelling reserves were Liam Messam and Sione Molia. The New Zealand team lost its tournament opening game against Japan; this was the country's first loss against Japan in any rugby discipline.[62] Sonny Bill Williams received an injury in that match and missed the rest of the tournament, being replaced by Molia.[63]

Team roster

The following is the New Zealand roster in the men's rugby sevens tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[64] view · talk

Head coach: Gordon Tietjens

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Events Points Union
1 FW Scott Curry (c) (1988-05-17)17 May 1988 (aged 28) 31 360   Bay of Plenty
2 BK Tim Mikkelson (1986-08-13)13 August 1986 (aged 29) 62 882   Waikato
3 FW Akira Ioane (1995-06-16)16 June 1995 (aged 21) 9 77   Blues
4 FW DJ Forbes (1982-12-15)15 December 1982 (aged 33) 79 687   Counties Manukau
5 BK Lewis Ormond (1994-02-05)5 February 1994 (aged 22) 8 82   Taranaki
6 BK Augustine Pulu (1990-01-04)4 January 1990 (aged 26) 6 45   Blues
7 FW Sam Dickson (1989-10-28)28 October 1989 (aged 26) 29 232   Canterbury
8 BK Gillies Kaka (1990-05-28)28 May 1990 (aged 26) 30 721   Hawke's Bay
9 BK Regan Ware (1994-08-07)7 August 1994 (aged 21) 9 85   Bay of Plenty
10 BK Rieko Ioane (1997-03-18)18 March 1997 (aged 19) 10 265   Blues
11 BK Joe Webber (1993-08-27)27 August 1993 (aged 22) 23 357   Bay of Plenty
12 BK Sonny Bill Williams (1985-08-03)3 August 1985 (aged 31) 6 20   Blues
13 BK Sione Molia (1993-09-05)5 September 1993 (aged 22) 6 35   Counties Manukau
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Great Britain 3 3 0 0 73 45 +28 9 Quarter-finals
2   Japan 3 2 0 1 64 40 +24 7
3   New Zealand 3 1 0 2 59 40 +19 5
4   Kenya 3 0 0 3 19 90 −71 3
Source: World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.
9 August 2016
12:30
v
New Zealand   12–14   Japan
Try: Curry 6' c
A. Ioane 10' m
Con: Kaka (1/2)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Goto 3' c
Soejima 12' c
Con: Lemeki (1/1)
Sakai (1/1)

9 August 2016
17:30
v
New Zealand   28–5   Kenya
Try: Penalty try 3' c
Ioane 4' c
Pulu 11' c
Ormond 14' c
Con: Pulu (3/3)
Kaka (1/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Injera 1' m
Con: Adema (0/1)

10 August 2016
12:30
v
New Zealand   19–21   Great Britain
Try: R. Ioane 9' m
Ware 11' c
Ormond 13' c
Con: Kaka (2/3)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Bennett 2' c
Davies 5' c
Norton 7' c
Con: Mitchell (3/3)
Quarterfinal
10 August 2016
17:00
v
Fiji   12–7   New Zealand
Try: Kolinisau 2' m
Tuwai 8' c
Con: Ravouvou (0/1)
Kolinisau (1/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Kaka 6' c
Con: Pulu (1/1)
Classification semifinal (5–8)
11 August 2016
13:30
v
New Zealand   24–19   France
Try: Ware (2) 2' m, 12' c
A. Ioane 8' m
R. Ioane 10' c
Con: Kaka (2/4)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Parez (2) 4' c, 7' m
Valleau 14' c
Con: Bouhraoua (2/3)
Fifth place game
11 August 2016
18:00
v
New Zealand   17–14   Argentina
Try: A. Ioane 5' m
Mikkelson 9' m
R. Ioane 11' c
Con: Pulu (0/2)
Kaka (1/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Imhoff 13' c
Moroni 14' c
Con: Revol (2/2)

Women's tournamentEdit

The New Zealand women's rugby sevens team qualified for the Olympics by having achieved one of the top four places at the 2014–15 Sevens World Series.[65]

Team roster

The following is the New Zealand roster in the women's rugby sevens tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[66] view · talk

Head coach: Sean Horan

Backs Forwards
6 Gayle Broughton 1 Ruby Tui
7 Tyla Nathan-Wong 2 Shakira Baker
8 Kelly Brazier 3 Terina Te Tamaki
10 Theresa Fitzpatrick 4 Niall Williams
11 Portia Woodman 5 Sarah Goss (c)
12 Kayla McAlister 9 Huriana Manuel
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   New Zealand 3 3 0 0 109 12 +97 9 Quarter-finals
2   France 3 2 0 1 71 40 +31 7
3   Spain 3 1 0 2 31 65 −34 5
4   Kenya 3 0 0 3 17 111 −94 3
Source: World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.
6 August 2016
11:30
v
New Zealand   52–0   Kenya
Try: Woodman (3) 1' c, 8' c, 13' m
McAlister (2) 3' c, 14' m
Manuel 6' c
Broughton 10' c
Williams 14' c
Con: Nathan-Wong (5/6)
Brazier (1/2)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)

6 August 2016
16:30
v
New Zealand   31–5   Spain
Try: Woodman 2' m
McAlister (2) 3' c, 12' m
Nathan-Wong 8' c
Fitzpatrick 14' c
Con: Nathan-Wong (3/5)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Casado 11' m
Con: P. García (0/1)
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Gabriel Lee (Hong Kong)

7 August 2016
11:30
v
New Zealand   26–7   France
Try: Brazier 1' c
Manuel 3' c
Woodman 6' m
McAlister 13' c
Con: Nathan-Wong (3/4)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Grassineau 7' c
Con: Biscarat (1/1)
Quarterfinal
7 August 2016
18:30
v
New Zealand   5–0   United States
Try: Woodman 7' m
Con: Nathan-Wong (0/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Semifinal
8 August 2016
15:00
v
Great Britain   7–25   New Zealand
Try: Richardson 4' c
Con: McLean (1/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Woodman (3) 2' m, 7' m, 8' m
Tui 5' m
Manuel 10' m
Con: Nathan-Wong (0/5)
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Amy Perrett (Australia)
Gold medal match
8 August 2016
19:00
v
  Australia   24–17   New Zealand  
Try: Tonegato 7' m
Pelite 10' m
Green 12' c
Caslick 15' c
Con: Dalton (2/4)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: McAlister (2) 4' m, 18' m
Woodman 20' c
Con: Nathan-Wong (1/3)
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Alhambra Nievas (Spain)

SailingEdit

New Zealand qualified one boat for each of the following classes at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, bringing the maximum quota of 15 sailors, in ten boats.[67] The first ten sailors competing in five double-handed classes were named on 14 March 2016, including defending Olympic champions Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie and 2012 silver medallists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke[68][69] The remaining two sailors competing in the single-handed classes were named on 10 May 2016.[70]

On 12 March 2016, London 2012 windsurfer JP Tobin announced his decision not to compete at the Games, citing a lack of financial support from Yachting New Zealand (YNZ).[71] On 2 June 2016, the NZ Sports Tribunal and YNZ had upheld their decision not to nominate windsurfer Natalia Kosinska and Laser Radial sailor Sara Winther on the sailing team for failing to achieve the federation's selection standards, following appeals. As a result, New Zealand did not field any windsurfers at the Olympics for the first time in 36 years.[72]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Sam Meech Laser 19 3 5 6 14 17 13 6 12 1 N/A 8 85  
Josh Junior Finn 18 24 14 14 5 3 18 2 4 6 N/A 8 92 7
Paul Snow-Hansen
Daniel Willcox
470 2 10 20 15 23 5 2 13 10 15 N/A 12 104 10
Peter Burling
Blair Tuke
49er 1 1 5 2 7 6 2 3 1 3 5 4 2 33  
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Jo Aleh
Polly Powrie
470 21
DSQ
1 4 1 12 21
DSQ
3 1 1 4 N/A 6 54  
Alex Maloney
Molly Meech
49erFX 6 5 4 4 5 1 6 12 3 3 5 5 4 51  
Mixed
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Jason Saunders
Gemma Jones
Nacra 17 9 13 7 5 4 2 4 8 12 13 13 2 2 81 4

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race

ShootingEdit

New Zealand shooters achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2014 and 2015 ISSF World Championships, the 2015 ISSF World Cup series, and Oceanian Championships, and obtaining a minimum qualifying score (MQS) before 31 March 2016.[73] The NZOC named the shooting team on 13 April 2016.[74]

Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Ryan Taylor Men's 50 m rifle prone 622.4 16 N/A Did not advance
Natalie Rooney Women's trap 68 4 Q 13 (+1) 2 Q 11  
Chloe Tipple Women's skeet 67 13 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)

SwimmingEdit

New Zealand swimmers achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[75][76] To assure their selection to the Olympic team, swimmers attained an Olympic qualifying cut in each of their individual events at the New Zealand Olympic Trials in Auckland (March 28 to April 1) and the Canadian Olympic Trials in Toronto (April 5 to 10).

The NZOC announced the full swimming team on 15 April 2016, including two-time Olympic breaststroker Glenn Snyders and distance freestyle ace Lauren Boyle.[77] Open water swimmer Kane Radford earned an additional place on the NZ Olympic team, as Oceania's top-ranked representative outside the world's top ten of the men's 10 km marathon at the World Olympic Qualifier in Setubal, Portugal, which was eventually rejected by Swimming New Zealand. On 27 June 2016, Radford was nominated to the NZOC, following his successful appeal to the NZ Sport Tribunal.[78] Boyle, one of New Zealand medal hopes, struggled with illness during her Olympic preparations and did not advance beyond the heat.[79]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Bradlee Ashby 200 m butterfly 2:01.22 29 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 1:59.77 16 Q 2:00.45 14 Did not advance
Matthew Hutchins 400 m freestyle 3:48.25 19 N/A Did not advance
1500 m freestyle 15:32.60 38 N/A Did not advance
Corey Main 100 m backstroke 53.99 16 Q 54.29 15 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 1:57.51 15 Q 1:58.08 14 Did not advance
Kane Radford 10 km open water N/A 1:53:18.7 18
Glenn Snyders 100 m breaststroke 1:00.26 =16 Q 1:00.50 15 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:12.47 23 Did not advance
Matthew Stanley 100 m freestyle 50.14 42 Did not advance
200 m freestyle 1:47.37 20 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Lauren Boyle 400 m freestyle 4:07.90 14 N/A Did not advance
800 m freestyle 8:25.84 9 N/A Did not advance
Helena Gasson 100 m butterfly 59.82 32 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 2:12.18 25 Did not advance
Emma Robinson 800 m freestyle 8:33.73 16 N/A Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

New Zealand entered one athlete into the taekwondo competition. Andrea Kilday secured a spot in the women's flyweight category (49 kg) by virtue of her top finish at the 2016 Oceania Qualification Tournament in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.[80][81]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Andrea Kilday Women's −49 kg   Sing (BRA)
L 5–7
Did not advance

TennisEdit

New Zealand entered two tennis players into the Olympic tournament. Marcus Daniell and Michael Venus claimed one of ITF Olympic men's doubles places, as the New Zealand's top-ranked tennis pair outside of direct qualifying position in the ATP World Rankings as of June 6, 2016.[82][83]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Marcus Daniell
Michael Venus
Men's doubles   Nestor /
Pospisil (CAN)
L 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Did not advance

TriathlonEdit

New Zealand has qualified a total of four triathletes for the following events at the Olympics. Two-time Olympian and world no. 2 seed Andrea Hewitt became the first triathlete to secure a spot on the New Zealand team, as a result of her top 10 finish at the ITU World Olympic Qualification Event in Rio de Janeiro.[84] The NZOC confirmed three more triathletes on 25 May 2016.[85]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Tony Dodds Men's 17:31 0:47 56:24 0:36 33:06 1:48:24 21
Ryan Sissons 17:34 0:48 56:20 0:34 32:45 1:48:01 17
Andrea Hewitt Women's 19:04 0:56 1:01:28 0:41 36:06 1:58:15 7
Nicky Samuels 19:06 0:56 1:01:27 0:43 37:18 1:59:30 13

WeightliftingEdit

New Zealand qualified one male and one female weightlifter for the Rio Olympics by virtue of a top five finish (for men) and top four (for women), respectively, at the 2016 Oceania Championships.[86] The NZOC named the weightlifting team on 28 June 2016.[87]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Richie Patterson Men's −85 kg 149 17 181 16 330 16
Tracey Lambrechs Women's +75 kg 98 15 133 13 231 13

WrestlingEdit

New Zealand received a spare continental berth freed up by Australia to send a wrestler to compete in the men's Greco-Roman 66 kg to the Olympics, signifying the nation's return to the sport for the first time since 2000. The berth was awarded to Craig Miller, who finished third at the 2016 African & Oceania Qualification Tournament in Algiers, Algeria, after Australian wrestler Vinod Kumar Dahiya was disqualified due to a doping violation.[88][89] Miller received a knee injury during training in Rio de Janeiro and withdrew before the competition started.[90]

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Craig Miller −66 kg Withdrew due to injury

Media coverageEdit

The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) sold exclusive New Zealand broadcasting rights to Sky Television. The games are being screened across 12 subscription based channels: Sky Sport 3 and 4, plus 10 "pop-up" channels. Sky is also showing highlights on its free-to-air channel, Prime.[91]

Sky TV's exclusive rights caused problems with New Zealand's other media outlets. Whilst copyright law allows for "fair dealing", i.e. the reporting of short extracts, Sky TV offered contracts to media outlets that would restrict reporting to well below what the law allows. Sky TV argued that the deal offered to New Zealand media was one of the most accommodating worldwide — the terms were described by Sky TV as "the most reasonable in the world," — however, other media outlets saw it differently.[92] On 19 July, Fairfax New Zealand (owners of Wellington's The Dominion Post and Christchurch's The Press among other newspapers, as well as the Stuff.co.nz website) and New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME; owners of The New Zealand Herald and The Radio Network) announced that they would not send their staff to Rio to report the Olympics.[93] After Fairfax and NZME refused to sign Sky TV's agreement, both companies were served legal papers on 29 July, alleging intended copyright breaches and threatening court injunctions unless they signed the agreement by the following Monday.[94] In a Fairfax editorial published in its newspapers, the blame for the situation was partly put to the NZOC that gave away an exclusive contract but refused to step in when Sky TV offered deals below what was allowed by law.[95]

Sky TV filed for an injunction against Fairfax Media using its footage, saying it was undermining its copyright. Fairfax countered Sky's argument saying the use of its footage was allowed under fair dealing provisions. On 12 August 2016, the High Court dismissed Sky's injunction bid.[96][97]

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