19 Aug 2016

NZ vie for more medals on day 14

4:00 pm on 19 August 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics - New Zealand's biggest Olympic haul could get even bigger tomorrow morning as the Black Sticks' bronze medal match highlights day 14 at the Rio Games.

Polevaulter Eliza McCartney

Polevaulter Eliza McCartney Photo: Photosport

The women's hockey team faces Germany at 3am in their bid to win their first ever Olympic medal.

It won't be an easy feat for the side, as Germany beat the Black Sticks 2-1 during the competition's group stage.

Meanwhile, golfer Lydia Ko will need a stunning third round to vault back into medal contention - she currently sits in 22nd place overall, seven shots back from the lead.

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko Photo: Photosport

Ko is scheduled to tee off shortly after 12.30am.

New Zealand's great pole vaulting hope, 19-year-old Eliza McCartney, competes in the event final at 11.30am.

Having made headlines for her sportsmanship in the heats, long-distance runner Nikki Hamblin returns to the track for the 5000m at 12.40pm.

It may not be at the top of most people's viewing schedules, but the men's and women's long distance walks take place overnight.

Quentin Few takes part in the men's 50km race at 11pm, while Alana Barber walks in the 20km event at 5.30am.

BMXer Trent Jones did well to make it through a tough quarter-final field and will return to race in his semi-final at 4.38am.

New Zealand’s leading men’s BMX rider Trent Jones

New Zealand’s leading men’s BMX rider Trent Jones Photo: Photosport

If he gets through, the final will be at 6.10am.

In the early hours at 12.37am, the women's K4 500m kayaking team will race in their heats at Lagoa Stadium.

Their potential semi-final would be at 1.29am.