Commonwealth Games: What to expect - day 2

New Zealand Men's Sprint team Sam Webster, Ethan Mitchell and Eddie Dawkins celebrate their Gold Medal. Photo / Greg Bowker.
New Zealand Men's Sprint team Sam Webster, Ethan Mitchell and Eddie Dawkins celebrate their Gold Medal. Photo / Greg Bowker.

A rundown of which New Zealanders are in action on day two of the Commonwealth Games.

It's back to the pool and velodrome on day two. Glenn Snyders competes in the 100m breaststroke while Dylan Dunlop-Barrett, Matthew Stanley and Mitchell Donaldson all gun for spots in the 200m freestyle final. Corey Main is already in the 100m backstroke final and will race at 8.03am.

On the track Eddie Dawkins, Matthew Archibald and Sam Webster all race in the sprint - with Dawkins and Webster looking to back up after gold in the team sprint today. Marc Ryan and Shane Archbold are meanwhile in the individual pursuit.

The defending champion Silver Ferns begin their latest campaign by taking on Malawi tonight (8.30pm) - without iconic goalshoot Irene van Dyk who retired before the Games.

The women's Black Sticks also play their opening game, against minnows Trinidad and Tobago.

There is also New Zealanders competing in badminton, weightlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, boxing, squash, shooting, judo, table tennis and lawn bowls.

Full list of New Zealanders in action

Medal chances

Corey Main - Men 100m Backstroke Final, 8.03am
An outside chance for a medal after making the final with the fifth fastest time. Stronger odds of another fourth in the pool for New Zealand.

Cycling - Men Sprint Finals
Eddie Dawkins, Matthew Archibald and Sam Webster are all medal hopes in the Men's Sprint Final at 3.00am, should they get through qualifying at 10pm.

- NZ Herald

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