Its 25 years and two days since Danyon Loader touched the wall in Atlanta for double Olympic gold. That remains New Zealands most recent Olympic swimming medal.
After a sizzling heat victory on Saturday night to qualify second-fastest, Lewis Clareburt had to settle for seventh in the final as he attempted to end New Zealands Olympic drought in the pool in the mens 400m individual medley at 1.30pm (NZT) on Sunday.
Clareburt had led the field at the halfway mark.
Billy Stairmand has advanced to tomorrow’s round 3 Olympics surfing action alongside his fellow Kiwi Ella Williams.
Billy Stairmand and Ella Williams become the countrys first surfing Olympians on day one on the waves, and both progressed to the third round after impressing during their heats.
The pressure is on for the rowing squad to deliver more success.
Also on the water, its a big day for the rowers, with single sculler Emma Twigg leading the way into her quarterfinal after an impressive start. Rio 2016 canoe slalom silver medallist Luuka Jones cruised into the semifinals in her fourth Olympic campaign while Sam Meech finished 19th in his first of 10 Laser class races.
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Luuka Jones is looking to go one better than the canoe slalom silver medal she won at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Hockeys Black Sticks women fourth at the last two Olympics opened the tournament with a resounding 3-0 win over Argentina. Later this evening, Chris Woods OlyWhites look to back up their football win over South Korea when they face Honduras.
Kiwis in action on day two of the Tokyo Olympics (all NZ times):
10.40am: Billy Stairmand (mens first round, if conditions allow)
4pm: Ella Williams (womens first round, if conditions allow)
If Stairmand and/or Williams finish in the bottom two in their first round heats, they will compete in the second round at 4.40pm or 5.20pm and 6pm or 6.40pm respectively. If they finish in the top two, they advance to the third round on Monday.
1.50pm: Olivia Loe, Eve Macfarlane, Georgia Nugent-O’Leary & Ruby Tew (womens quad sculls, repêchage 1)
2.30pm: Emma Twigg (womens single sculls, quarterfinal 4)
3.10pm: Jordan Parry (mens single sculls, quarterfinal 4)
3.20pm: Brooke Donoghue & Hannah Osborne (womens double sculls, semifinal 1)
3.40pm: Chris Harris & Jack Lopas (mens double sculls, semifinal 2)
12pm: Chloe Tipple (womens skeet qualification)
1.30pm: Lewis Clareburt (mens 400m individual medley final)
Marcus Daniell & Michael Venus v Egor Gerasimov & Ilya Ivashka (Belarus) (mens doubles first round)
Fourth match on court 7, with the first match starting at 2pm
3.15pm: Black Sticks women v Argentina (pool B)
3.34pm: Tom Burns v Bradly Sinden (Great Britain) (mens 68kg round of 16)
5.35pm: Sam Meech (Laser races 1, 2)
5.42pm: Luuka Jones (womens K1 heats, first run)
7.50pm: Luuka Jones (womens K1 heats, second run)
8pm: OlyWhites v Honduras (mens group B)
10.04pm: Ali Galyer (womens 100m backstroke, heat 2)
11.24pm: Erika Fairweather (womens 400m freestyle, heat 4)
11.45pm: Black Sticks men v Spain (pool A)

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