July 2019,

Weekly Wrap 15 July

The Silver Ferns continued their unbeaten start to the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool.

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The Silver Ferns completed the first round of the Netball World Cup, thrashing World No.26 Singapore 89- 21 on Sunday night (NZ time).
Having beaten Malawi (64-45) and Barbados (78-25) in their opening two matches.

New Zealand 89 (Maria Folau: 27/28, Te Paea Selby-Rickit: 36/38, Bailey Mes:10/11, Ameliaranne Ekenasio: 16/21) Singapore 21 (Xinyi Tan: 1/5, Charmaine Soh: 11/18, Pei Shan Lee : 1/1, Kai Wei Toh: 8/13)  Quarter scores: 1Q: 20-5, HT: 43-8, 3Q: 63-14.

Our next game is Mon 15 Jul vs Zimbabwe at 08:00 PM (NZT)

World Rowing Cup III - Three Golds, one Silver and two Bronze for New Zealand

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Nine New Zealand crews contested A Finals at World Rowing Cup III in Rotterdam, Netherlands with six crews taking home medals. The women’s eight, single and lightweight double all take gold, with the women’s pair taking silver and the men’s pair and eight taking bronze.
New Zealand ranks fourth on the World Rowing Cup III medal table and second on World Rowing Cup overall points.

Kiwi George Bennett remains fourth at Tour de France as local hopes boosted

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New Zealand cyclist George Bennett remains in fourth place overall at the Tour de France following a change of leader after stage eight on Sunday morning (NZ time). Going into the leg-punishing route in Massif Central 47 seconds behind Italian leader Giulio Ciccone, Bennett is now one minute and 10 seconds off new pace-setter, Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe.

Henley Royal Regatta: Hamish Bond and Mahe Drysdale help New Zealand eight to success on the River Thames.

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New Zealand crews have won the men’s eight, women’s eight and women’s single among five victories at the Henley Royal Regatta.
Dual Olympic gold medallists Hamish Bond and Mahe Drysdale are making a strong fist of their move to the bigger boat, tasting victory in the eight on a golden day for Kiwi rowers.
Five New Zealand crews have won finals at the prestigious 2019 Henley Royal Regatta on Monday (NZT).
Bond and Drysdale, alongside Stephen Jones, Shaun Kirkham, James Lassche, Matt Macdonald, Brook Robertson, Philip Wilson and Sam Bosworth (coxswain) won the Grand Challenge Cup (men’s eight) for the Waiariki Rowing Club on finals day.
Bond and Drysdale could end up rowing for New Zealand in the eight at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Kiwi sailor George Gautrey overcomes dislocated knee to win bronze at Laser world championship.

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Gautrey thought his Laser world championships might have been over three days ago when he dislocated his knee but claimed a bronze medal in a tense finish to a dramatic week.
It rounded off a fantastic regatta for the New Zealand squad, with three finishing in the top 10 – Sam Meech was fourth and Tom Saunders 10th. There was a distinct Antipodean flavour to the leaderboard, with Australian duo Tom Burton and Matt Wearn finishing first and second respectively

Results and standings after day 6 of the Laser world championships in Sakaiminato, Japan, yesterday (156 boats): Full Results

1st: Tom Burton (AUS) 2 (21) 4 4 3 4 8 2 5 13 14 (51) – 59 points
2nd: Matt Wearn (AUS) (13) 7 3 1 2 1 19 18 (30) 1 6 5 – 63 pts
3rd: George Gautrey (NZL) 2 2 3 7 4 (53 BFD) 4 (38) 13 23 2 9 – 69 pts

4th: Sam Meech (NZL) (12) 7 2 2 1 1 17 8 (39) 21 1 12 – 72 pts
10th: Tom Saunders (NZL) (21) 5 10 7 3 4 15 11 18 6 (32) 17 – 96 pts
83rd: Josh Armit (NZL) (38) 27 18 26 32 22 32 21 24 23 10 (39) – 235 pts
143rd: Luke Deegan (NZL) (47) 40 36 33 43 35 37 (50) 36 39 37 – 371 pts