Swimmers smiling

07 October 2010

Moss Burmester led a successful outing for New Zealand swimmers at the pool this morning. Burmester, looking to atone for his disappointing result in his specialty event, the 200m butterfly, qualified ninth for the semi-finals of the 100m butterfly, the race in which he won a Commonwealth Games bronze medal four years ago in Melbourne. His time today was 54.69s.

Tough battle for Silver Ferns

07 October 2010

The Silver Ferns’ stepped up their campaign to defend their Commonwealth Games netball title with a hard-fought 47-41 win over England today. The New Zealanders trailed for much of the match. They were down 24-22 at halftime and 35-34 going into the final quarter.

King Shows a Champion's Ability

07 October 2010

Joseph Romanos writes... Squash player Joelle King could be following in some illustrious footsteps if her performances at the Delhi Commonwealth Games are an indication. King has long been touted a coming player and the 21-year-old from Cambridge is now really delivering the goods at senior level. Whether she’ll ever match the performances of Susan Devoy, Leilani Joyce and Carol Owens (the latter an Australian who immigrated to New Zealand and then wore the Silver Fern with pride) and reach the world No 1 ranking is yet to be seen.

Hamill strikes silver at stadium

07 October 2010

Southlander Jess Hamill got New Zealand’s Commonwealth Games track and field campaign off to a flying start when she won the silver medal in the F34 shot put this evening. Hamill, 20, had a best throw this evening of 7.17m. Once her level of disability was taken into account this earned her 979 points and placed her second behind Australian Louise Ellery, who totalled 1110 points. The New Zealander para athlete was comfortably ahead of third-placed Gemma Prescott of England, who finished with 952 points.

Two swimming silvers

07 October 2010

New Zealand picked up two silver medals in the Commonwealth Games pool this evening. Wellingtonian Gareth Kean, who qualified only eighth in the 200m backstroke, stormed home to snatch second place. And in the last race of the evening programme, the New Zealand women’s 4 x 200m freestyle relay team swam superbly to edge out the English and Canadian teams and take the silver behind Australia. Kean, who turned 19 yesterday, gave himself a belated birthday present.

Two more medals for cyclists

06 October 2010

The strong New Zealand cycling squad added two further medals to their Delhi Commonwealth Games tally today. Lauren Ellis of Ashburton grabbed the silver in the women's 25km points race and keirin rider Simon van Velthooven won a controversial bronze medal, after initially being placed fourth in his event.Yesterday Jesse Sergent and Eddie Dawkins won cycling medals for New Zealand, so the squad is on fire.

Squash women bow out

06 October 2010

Both New Zealand women bowed out of the Commonwealth Games women’s singles squash quarter-finals today, but Joelle King excited Kiwi supporters with a top-class performance against world No 4 Alison Waters of England. King went within a whisker of pulling off an upset, but Jaclyn Hawkes found the going too tough against second seeded Englishwoman Jenny Duncalf.Seeded 12th, King had the job ahead of her against Waters, the third seed in the singles in Delhi.

Kean into backstroke final

06 October 2010

Wellingtonian Gareth Kean was below his best but snuck into tonight’s final of the Commonwealth Games 200m backstroke. Kean, who celebrated his 19th birthday yesterday, was ranked third equal on time going into his morning heat, but was well off his best pace. He has a personal best of 1min 57s, set a few weeks ago, but today managed just 2min 00.86 and snuck into the final as the eighth qualifier. The next best time was 2min 01.37s.

Delhi – Day 3

06 October 2010

Delhi - Day 3 New Zealand are officially on the Commonwealth Games medal table thanks to cyclists Jesse Sergent and Eddie Dawkins for their efforts on Day Two. Sky TV Coverage SKY will broadcast over 1400 hours of live TV coverage on both free to air & subscription TV channels, as well as online and mobile TV.

Dream Start for Boxers

06 October 2010

New Zealand’s boxers made a dream start to their Commonwealth Games campaign today. Three New Zealanders were in action and all progressed to the second round.Greymouth middleweight Nathon (Nathon) McEwen won a tight battle against Lesotho's Lungile Dyamdeki. After taking the first round, he was outboxed in the second and the score was level going into the final round.

Silver and bronze for cyclists

06 October 2010

  New Zealand picked up silver and bronze medals in the Commonwealth Games cycling today, but still finished the day at the velodrome slightly disappointed. Jesse Sergent, the world championship silver medallist in the individual pursuit in Copenhagen earlier this year, was targeting the gold medal in Delhi. However, he was beaten by close rival Jack Bobridge of Australia, the man he pushed into the bronze medal position in Copenhagen.

Good news for squash women

06 October 2010

Newly-crowned New Zealand squash champion Joelle King continued her golden year by beating higher-ranked Australian Donna Urquhart in the Commonwealth Games women’s singles tournament today.King, 21, has this year climbed into the world’s top 20 players and last month upset her countrywoman Jaclyn Hawkes in the national championship final.She looks fit and confident and today handled the eighth-seeded Urquhart well, winning 11-6, 9-11, 11-8, 11-4.

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