Tokyo Olympics day 4 - New Zealanders in action on 27 July

2:02 pm on 27 July 2021

Swimmer Erika Fairweather attempts to reach her second final, the women triathletes Nicole van der Kaay and Ainsley Thorpe are in action, while Peter Burling and Blair Tuke defend their Rio Olympics sailing title.

Here's who to watch today.

2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Sunday - Swimming, Tokyo Aquatics Centre, Tokyo, Japan 25/7/2021
Women’s 400m Heats 
New Zealand’s Erica Fairweather.

Erika Fairweather after the 400m freestyle heats on Sunday. Photo: Photosport Ltd 2021


Following Hayden Wilde's bronze medal yesterday, it's the turn of the women to take to the Odaiba Marine Park course.

Nicole van der Kaay and Ainsley Thorpe are in the women's individual race at 9.30am.


The Dunedin 17-year-old Erika Fairweather will attempt to reach her second final at Tokyo after finishing eighth in the 400 freestyle yesterday.

She competes in the women's 200m freestyle semifinals at 1.30pm.

Zac Reid competes in the men's 800m freestyle, heat 2 at 11.21pm

Rugby Sevens

New Zealand started with wins over South Korea and Argentina on day one and will play Australia and a quarter-final today.

All Blacks Sevens v Australia (men's pool A) starts at 1.30pm.

The Sevens are likely to play the USA in the quarter-finals, from 8.30pm.

New Zealand boxer David Nyika with Joseph Parker in the background.

David Nyika Photo: PHOTOSPORT


Men's heavyweight (round of 16).

David Nyika, twice a Commonwealth Games champion, finally gets to compete at the Olympics before switching his focus to professional boxing.

Nyika v Youness Baalla of Morocco - 3.51pm

Canoe Slalom - women's K1

Luuka Jones Jones won silver in this event at Rio 2016

Jones is in the semifinal at 6pm and the final is at 7.15pm


Black Sticks men v Japan (men's pool A) at 2.45pm

The New Zealand men have a win and a loss so far in their pool

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke head out for a training session ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke head out for a training session ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: Andrew Cornaga/Photosport


Alex Maloney & Molly Meech (49erFX) won the silver medal at Rio 2016 - the first of their three scheduled races starts at 3.05pm

Rio 2016 bronze medalist Sam Meech (Laser) is currently 17th overall after three races. Three races scheduled today, starting 3.15pm

Josh Junior (Finn) - two races starting at 4.05pm

Peter Burling & Blair Tuke (49er) start the defence of the title they won at the Rio Olympics at 5.50pm


After two losses, the Football Ferns go up against Sweden in the women's group G at 8pm.

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