Olympics recap: A silver day for New Zealand

The All Blacks sevens lost to Fiji in the final. Photo: John Borren/SunLive.

New Zealand has seen silver on Wednesday in Tokyo, with a medal in the women's double sculls rowing and the All Black Sevens losing to Fiji.

A dominant Fiji won the rugby sevens final 27-12 this evening, after leading 19-12 at halftime. New Zealand still claim the silver, after coming in fifth at the last games in Rio.

Earlier, Brooke Donoghue and Hannah Osborne won silver in Women's double sculls rowing to give New Zealand its second medal of the Tokyo Olympics.

New Zealand is now 34th on the medal table.

Marcus Daniell and Michael Venus are through to the semi finals of the men's tennis doubles at the Olympics - after beating the third-seeded Colombians 6-3, 3-6, 10-7.

The New Zealanders play the Croatian pairing on Thursday with a place in the gold medal match on the line.

In the sailing Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Wilcox are 2nd in the 470, while defending champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have improved to 4th in the 49er.

The women's coxless pair rowers Grace Prendergrast and Kerri Gowler have advanced to Thursday's finals after winning their semifinal with a world best time.

The pair finished in 6:47:41 to beat out the Russian Olympic Committee and Spain to go into the final with the fastest qualifying time.

In other news, Simone Biles, four-times Olympic gold medallist in gymnastics, is to pull out of tomorrow's individual all-around competition citing mental health issues.

The "all-around" competition is a single day event comprising vault, beam, floor and uneven bars. It is unclear whether Biles will compete in the individual events starting in a few days time.

See how the day unfolded with RNZ's live blog here:

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