What's coming up tonight: Villumsen going for gold

Linda Villumsen of New Zealand rides in the peloton during the women's road race. Photo / photosport.nz
Linda Villumsen of New Zealand rides in the peloton during the women's road race. Photo / photosport.nz

Day four of the Olympics might have been unkind to the Kiwis but redemption can arrive as early as tonight.

Another full day of action in Rio will be kicked off by cyclist Linda Villumsen in the women's road time trial, where New Zealand will have a real chance of claiming their first gold medal.

The Kiwi team currently sits on two silvers after a disappointing day today, where injuries, upsets and missed opportunities marred the action.

But Villumsen is a good bet to finish on the podium and alleviate any fans' angst, while Mike Dawson may also be a chance in the canoe slalom.


-Women's road time trial, Linda Villumsen, 11.30pm - MEDAL CHANCE

-Women's lightweight double scull semifinals - Julia Edward and Sophie MacKenzie, 11.50pm.


-Women's eight repechage, 12.50am
-Men's eight repechage, 12.50am
-Men's quadruple sculls B Final (Jade Uru, George Bridgewater, Nathan Flannery, John Storey), 1:10am

-Dressage - Julie Brougham, 1am

-Pool game - Women's Black Sticks v Spain, 1am

-Men's Individual Road time trial - George Bennett, 1am

Rugby sevens:
-Men's pool game - New Zealand v Great Britain, 3.30am
-Men's quarter-final (if qualified)

-Men's 470 - Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox, Race 1 4.05am, Race 2, 5.30am
-Finn class - Josh Junior, Race 3 4.05am, Race 4 5.30am
-Laser - Sam Meech, Race 5 4.05am and Race 6 5.30am
-Nacra - Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders, Race 1 4.05am, Race 2 5.05am, Race 3 6.05am
-Women's 470 - Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, Race 1 4.15am, Race 2, 5.40am

-Men's 200m backstroke heats, semis (if qualified)- Corey Main, 4.25am
-Men's 200m individual medley heats and semifinal (if qualified), Bradlee Ashby, 5.14am

-Men's slalom semifinal and final (if qualified), Mike Dawson, semis begin at 4.30am - MEDAL CHANCE

-Pool match, Men's Black Sticks v Brazil, 10.30am

-Men's stroke play, Ryan Fox and Danny Lee, 10.30pm

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