Olympics: What to expect on day seven

Will Hamish Bond and Eric Murray win New Zealand's second gold tonight? Photo / Brett Phibbs
Will Hamish Bond and Eric Murray win New Zealand's second gold tonight? Photo / Brett Phibbs

A look towards day seven of the 2012 London Olympics and which New Zealand athletes will be competing.

After winning our first gold last night all eyes return to Eton Dorney where New Zealand are odds-on to collect another two medals and possibly of the gold variety again.

Kiwis in action - See when our athletes compete

Rowing:
It's almost a dead cert gold as Hamish Bond and Eric Murray line up in the men's pair final at 10.50pm. The duo have been in stunning form for the last four years and have continued it in their first two appearances at this year's Olympics. Their world record time in the heats is more than eight seconds faster than their finals opponents have produced at the Games.

Fi Paterson and Anna Reymer shouldn't be ruled out of medalling in the women's double sculls at 11.10pm but it would be a big ask to claim the title New Zealand has held since Athens courtesy of the Evers-Swindell twins.

Then at 11.30pm Mahe Drysdale attempts a shot at redemption, but he's not calling it that, after taking home bronze in Beijing four years ago after heading into the final with an illness.

Athletics:
It's day one at the athletics and there are two New Zealanders in action. Heptathlete Sarah Cowley will take part in the 110m hurdles, high jump, shot put throughout the night while Nick Willis runs in the 1500m heats at 7.25am.

Football:
The Football Ferns face a tall order when the lineup against the USA in the quarterfinals at 1.30am. The US have won three of the four golds since women's soccer was introduced to the Games in 1996.

Cycling - track
The second day at the velodrome sees the men's pursuit team return for the second round at 3.30am followed by their female counterparts taking part in qualifying at 3.56am. Natasha Hansen races in the women's kierin first roundat 3.05am.

Swimming:
There are just two more days left in the pool are two more chances for New Zealand to make a final. Hayley Palmer appears in the women's 50m freestyle heats at 9.14pm followed by the men's 4x100m medley relay team of Daniel Bell, Gareth Kean, Carl O'Donnell, and Glenn Snyders) at 10.55pm. Lauren Boyle meanwhile will race in the women's 800m freestyle final at 6.45am in the night session.

Shooting:
Late entrant for the Olympics Ryan Taylor competes in the men's 50m rifle prone at 8pm.

Weightlifting:
Richie Patterson, who only made the Games thanks to a teammate's efforts at the Oceania Champs, lifts in the 85kg event from 9pm.

Hockey:
The Black Sticks (men's version) search for a second win in London when they face Netherlands at 9.45pm. The Dutch currently sit on top of group B.

Medal chances?
The three rowing finalists are the only New Zealanders up for medals tonight.
Worst case scenario - We win only one medal in the rowing.
Best case scenario - Three golds!

Correction: We apologise for the error in time for today's hockey clash between New Zealand and Argentina that appeared in yesterday's edition.

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