12 Aug 2016

Team Jolly back on track

10:16 am on 12 August 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics - The New Zealand 470 sailing crew of Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie bounced back this morning to make up lost ground from yesterday's first race disqualification.

Sailors Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie take part in the Olympic Games in Rio.

Sailors Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie take part in the Olympic Games in Rio. Photo: AFP

After finishing 10th in the standings yesterday, the defending Olympic champions have jumped to the top of the overall ladder courtesy of a fourth and first finish today in races three and four.

There is a total of 11 races in the 470 event.

The Nacra 17 crew of Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders have had a good day and are now fourth overall.

After four races Daniel Willcox and Paul Snow-Hansen are 11th overall in the 470 men's race.

Josh Junior is 15th in the Men's Finn after six races in his class.

The New Zealand men's sevens team have finished fifth at the Rio Olympics after beating Argentina 17-14.

New Zealand earlier beat France 24-19 to advance to the fifth place playoff.

South Africa beat Japan 54-14 for the bronze, while Fiji and Great Britain will square off in the race to gold.

Ryan Fox is in a tie for 17 after the first round of the men's golf - seven shots off the leader Marcus Fraser of Australia.

Compatriot Danny Lee is tied for 34.

Fraser set the pace by posting a round of 63.

Tied for second is Canadian Graham Delaet and Henrik Stenson of Sweden - who are three shots off the pace at 5 under.