Olympics: What to expect on day 15

A look towards day 15 of the 2012 London Olympics and which New Zealand athletes will be competing.

Kiwis in action - See when our athletes compete

Athletics:
50km walker Quentin Rew has had to wait until the penultimate day in London to make his Olympics debut. He finished 24th at the world championships in Daegu last year and is not expected to be in the medals. The race, which begins at 8pm, consists of 25 laps on a 2km course up and down the Mall and includes 50 visits past the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Tomorrow morning Stuart Farquhar will compete in the men's javelin final from 6.20am. He qualified with the sixth best throw but goes into the final with the second ranked season's best of the 12 competitors.

Also in the main stadium, Great Britain's Mo Farah races in the 5000m final as he goes for the 5k-10k double. Usain Bolt eyes his sixth gold in the 4x100m relay while medals will be decided in the women's 4x400m relay, women's high jump and women's 800m.

Canoe sprint:
Lisa Carrington races in the K1 200m final at 9.14pm, New Zealand's final hope for a gold medal in London. The 23-year-old set the fastest time in the semifinals but less than a second separating the top five qualifiers it's set to be a tight race for the medals.

Cycling:
Karen Hanlen competes in the women's mountain biking event at Hadleigh Farm from 11.30pm. Ranked 21st in the world, the 32-year-old bought her first mountain bike on Trade Me two years ago.

Football:
The men's football gold will be decided when Brazil and Mexico clash at Wembley Stadium at 2am. Brazil head into the match as hot favourites having scored at least three goals in all five of their matches in London.

Basketball:
The USA look to defend their women's basketball title when they take on France at 8am. Australia and Russia compete for the bronze at 4am.

Volleyball:
New Zealander Hugh McCutcheon goes for a rare double as the US women's team face Brazil in the gold medal match at 5.30am. McCutcheon coached the US men's team to gold four years ago. The US has never won gold in the women's competition.

- HERALD ONLINE

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