Bronze, 2 silver, gold


Lisa Carrington became the first New Zealand woman to win two medals at the same Olympics when she won a bronze medal in the K1 500 this morning.

That follows her gold in the 200 two days ago and in doing so she joins Valerie Adams and Barbara Kendall in an elite group of women who’ve won three Olympic medals.

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Team Jolly, Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie sailed to silver in the 470 class, a remarkable feat after coming back from two disqualifications.

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Molly Meech and Alex Maloney also sailed to silver in the 49er FX class.

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Peter Burling and Blair Tuke didn’t even have to turn up today to win gold in the sailing 49er. They were already so far ahead of the next contenders but they not only turned up they won the race.

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New Zealand is now 14th in medals per country.

Friday’s answers


Thursday’s questions were:

1. Who said: Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” ?

2.  Which was Margaret Mahy’s first published book?

3. It’s amitié in French, amicizia in Italian, amistad in Spanish and whanaungatanga in Maori, what is it in english?

4. Who is the longest serving Prime Minister in the Pacific, and from which country?

5. Who won New Zealand’s 100th Olympic medal and in which sport ?

Points for answers:

I found three sources for the quote but Deborah’s, Rob’s and Grant’s answers seem more likely so I’m allowing them.

Deborah got four and a bonus for wit.

Andrei got 1 1/2.

Rob got 2 1/2 with a bonus for humour.

IHS got one.

Grant got four and a bonus for lateral thinking.

Deborah and Grant both get an electronic carrot cake – with cream cheese icing.

Am tpying this at 7:50, if you answered after that you’ll have to award your own points.

Answers follow the break:

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