4 Aug 2022

Gold and silver overnight in Birmingham

From Morning Report, 6:08 am on 4 August 2022

It was gold and silver for the New Zealand mountain bikers in Birmingham overnight.

The Commonwealth Games Champion, Sam Gaze, successfully defended his title, dominating the race almost from the first turn.

Fellow New Zealander, Ben Oliver, wasn't far behind, crossing the line 30 seconds later to claim the silver medal.

Sam Gaze says he's stoked with the 1-2 result for New Zealand, but admits it's disappointing their teammate, Anton Cooper, couldn't make the race due to Covid-19.

New Zealand has also added a bronze medal to its haul overnight, with Moira Koster winning her third place playoff in the women's under 78-kilograms Judo.

Reporter Bridget Tunnicliffe is in Birminghm.