New Zealand women's eight have won our sixth medal at Tokyo Olympics

Publish Date
Friday, 30 July 2021, 1:12PM

The New Zealand women's eight have won New Zealand's sixth medal of the Tokyo Olympics after claiming silver today.

The crew - made up of Ella Greenslade, Emma Dyke, Lucy Spoors, Kelsey Bevan, Grace Prendergast, Kerri Gowler, Beth Ross, Jackie Gowler and coxswain Caleb Shepherd - came in at 6.00.04.

Canada won gold at 5.59.13 and China claimed bronze at 6.01.21.

Canada led the race from the start. The Kiwis looked like they were gaining ground about halfway through but couldn't quite peg them back. China made a late push but it wasn't enough to overtake the Kiwis.

After their golden efforts yesterday, Kerri Gowler and Grace Prendergast have made a historic double victory for New Zealand rowing history.

Congratulations ladies!