Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Just when you thought it couldn't get any better

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An overseas company,, has predicted New Zealand will win 18 medals, including 10 gold, at next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero.

It has produced a Virtual Medal Table, with constant updates, which has predicted the hauls across all the sports of the Rio Olympics.

New Zealand's best haul of medals at an Olympic Games is the 13 shared between 1988 in Seoul and 2012 in London. The most gold medals at a single Games is eight in 1984 with the second highest six in London.

New Zealand's haul of 10 gold medals is expected to be shared by Britain, Brazil and Hungary.

The gold medal winners for New Zealand, according to infostradasports will be:

Valerie Adams – shot put' women
Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie – sailing 470' women
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke – sailing 49er' men
Hamish Bond and Eric Murray – rowing, men's pair
Zoe Stevenson and Eve Macfarlane – rowing, double sculls, women
Julia Edward and Sophie MacKenzie – rowing, lightweight double sculls, women
Emma Twigg – rowing, single sculls, women
Lisa Carrington – kayaking, K1 200m, women
Sevens – rugby, men
Sevens – rugby, women

Silver medalists are predicted to be:

Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech – sailing 49er FX, women
Lauren Boyle – swimming, 800m freestyle, women
Kerri Gowler and Grace Predergast – rowing, pair, women
Curtis Rapley, Alistair Bond, James Lassche, James Hunter – rowing, lightweight four, men
Mahe Drysdale – rowing, single sculls, men
Lisa Carrington – kayaking, K1 500m, women

Bronze medalists are predicted to be:

Pursuit team – cycling, men's

Sprint team – cycling, men's

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