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Rio Olympics ’16: Day Two

2016 Rio Olympics - Shooting - Victory Ceremony - Women's Trap Victory Ceremony - Olympic Shooting Centre - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 07/08/2016. (L-R) Natalie Rooney (NZL) of New Zealand, Catherine Skinner (AUS) of Australia and Corey Cogdell (USA) of USA pose with their medals. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Rio Olympics ’16: Day Two

Day two of the Rio Olympics sees Australia and New Zealand make headway in the medal tally.

Rio Olympics ’16: Day Two

Day two of the Rio Olympics and the medal tally is in full swing. Australia took an early lead, being recently overtaken by China this morning.

New Zealand is currently positioned 19th on the ladder with one silver medal courtesy of champion trap shooter Natalie Rooney.

Rooney, who narrowly missed out on gold to Australia’s Catherine Skinner, says that she is extremely happy with the result, especially after missing out on the London olympics due to a quota spot dispute.

“I would have liked gold but just to make that gold medal match was amazing,” she told the  NZ herald.

Trap shooter Catherine Skinner took out the gold, hitting 12 out of 15 targets, making her the fifth gold medalist in trap shooting, and taking Australia’s Gold Medal tally to an impressive three at Rio.

Divers Maddison Keeney and Anabelle Smith impressed in the women’s synchronised 3-metre springboard final, gliding past Canada and Malaysia to take out third place and add a bronze medal to the tally board.

The women of Australia’s olympic team continued to dominate after the rugby sevens had an overwhelming victory over Spain, with a final score of 24-0.

Keep up to date with the medal tally and all the Olympic news on daily.


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