New Zealand's Tokyo campaign comes to an end

4:17 pm on 8 August 2021

Holly Edmondston has been the final New Zealand athlete in action at the Tokyo Olympics.

Britain's Laura Kenny (L) and New Zealand's Holly Edmondston compete in the women's track cycling omnium tempo race during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Izu Velodrome in Izu, Japan, on August 8, 2021.

Holly Edmondston in action in the tempo race, event two of the women's omnium in Izu. Photo: AFP

The South Canterbury track cyclist has finished 10th in the women's omnium at the Olympic velodrome in Izu.

Edmondston came home ninth in a crash-marred scratch race, 14th in the tempo race and 10th in the elimination race.

She then picked up seven sprint points in the final points race to rise two places overall.

American Jennifer Valente won gold, with Japan's Yumi Kajihara claiming silver ahead of Kirsten Wild of the Netherlands.

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Callum Saunders in action in the first round of the men's keirin. Photo: SWPix

Callum Saunders earlier bowed out in the quarterfinals of the men's keirin.

Saunders finished fifth in his quarterfinal heat, with the top four advancing to the semifinals.

Defending champion Jason Kenny of Great Britain won gold in the men's keirin, with Malaysia's Mohd Azizulhasni Awang claiming silver ahead of Harrie Lavreysen of the Netherlands.

The New Zealand track cycling team is leaving Tokyo with two silver medals, its best haul from an Olympic Games.

Both medals were won within an hour of each other on Thursday night.

Ellesse Andrews claimed silver in the women's keirin before Campbell Stewart snatched silver in the men's omnium.

The overall New Zealand medal tally has finished at 20 with seven gold, six silver and seven bronze.