Surely tonight New Zealand will trouble those who count the medals at the Olympics. After all, at the moment we trail such international powerhouses as Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Togo!
But this is Super Saturday. There's FIVE rowing finals in the space of an hour and a half, Hayden Roulston and Alison Shanks each in the top half of the field in the Individual Pusuit, Valerie Vili the leading qualifier in the women's shot put, and Greg Henderson a medal chance in cycling's points race. Not to mention the Warriors kicking off as I type this, and the All Blacks at 1am!!
Keeping Stock will carry good news as it happens, but in the meantime - Go Black!
UPDATE #1 - Bronze medal to Mahe Drysdale. He'd led with 250m to go, but was run down by Tufte, the 2004 Olympic champ and the Czech sculler. At least we're on the board! And Drysdale gave absolutely everything in a hugely gutsy performnace, He is now receiving medical treatment.
UPDATE #2 - Bronze medal to Nathan Twaddle and George Bridgewater in the pairs, behind the amazing Aussie crew and Canada.
UPDATE #3 - That's the end of the rowing regatta for New Zealand, with a haul of one gold and two bronze medals - Nathan Cohen and Rob Waddell weren't quite quick enough finishing fourth, and Juliet Haigh and Nicki Coles were never in their race finishing fifth.
UPDATE #4 - A great effort from Hayden Roulston to win the silver medal in the pursuit. The winner, Bradley Wiggins of GB is far and away the best in the discipline, but the Kiwi made him work hard. Only the third track cycling medal ever won by a Kiwi. Now we wait to see if Valerie Vili can win a medal, and make this New Zealan'd most prolific day at an Olympics.