Best Day Yet: 4 Medals, NZ's Best Olympic Effort Confirmed

Publish Date
Friday, 19 August 2016, 7:46AM
Images: Getty

Images: Getty

New Zealand already have four medals locked up today. Are there more to come?

It's officially New Zealand's best medal showing at an Olympics with the total tally at 14, passing the 13 won at 1988 and 2012 respectively.

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke led the way this morning with gold in the men's 49er, cruising to victory in the medal race.

Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie's rollercoaster Olympic regatta finished on a high, with the Kiwi pair completing a remarkable recovery to take out silver in the women's 470.

Alex Maloney and Molly Meech then made it three medals on the day for the sailing team with a superb silver in the women's 49er FX.

Lisa Carrington also added further glory to New Zealand's Olympic campaign overnight, claiming the nation's second bronze medal of the Games. She's the first kiwi female to win two medals at one Olympic Games.

After winning gold in the shorter K1 200m event just two days ago, Carrington followed up that impressive feat by bagging bronze to join Barbara Kendall and shot putter Val Adams as the only Kiwi women with a total of three career Olympic medals.

Also putting in great performances overnight were Tom Walsh and Jacko Gill in the men's shot put. They will both throw in the final.