Rio Olympics 2016: As it happened - day six

United States' Michael Phelps prepares a men's 100-meter butterfly heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Photo / AP.
United States' Michael Phelps prepares a men's 100-meter butterfly heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Photo / AP.

New Zealand finally have a gold medal and have added two more silver medals to the tally.

New Zealand finally has its first gold medal of the Rio Olympics after Hamish Bond and Eric Murray remained untouchable in the men's rowing pair.

After disappointments in rugby sevens and cycling, the first medal chance on the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon was converted into gold by Bond and Murray in yet another dominant performance.

Kiwi kayaker Luuka Jones then followed that up with a silver medal with a stunning final run in the K1 slalom. The men's sprint team also picked up a silver.

And Fiji dominate Great Britain in the sevens final for the country's first ever gold medal.

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- NZ Herald

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